Colin F. Jones

RIGHTS?

We have no rights! This temporary state,
reliant on the biggest gun,
is shattered by our eventual fate,
for from our deaths we cannot run.
What right have we to do or dare
without the guidance of a law
that controls our actions everywhere;
serves the rich but not the poor?
A Bill of Rights but labels wrongs,
defines the things one cannot do,
decides where each and all belongs,
and favours but the favoured few.
Great is the freedom won by men
who, for our rights, did suffer them.