Saturday, 29 January 2011

Chris Port Blog #72. A Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mice

© Chris Port, 2010

The mouse reared up
before the cat
and raised a steady paw,
and said
“Before we come to that
we first must come to Law.”
“Before my Maker
I am pleased
to have God-given right
to liberty,
a little cheese,
and certainly my life.”

The cat was rapt,
her nose was wet,
her eyes suppressed a cough;
then quite expectedly
she bent
and bit his head clean off.

And as she sat
upon the mat
digesting food for thought,
she mused
“The only truth is that
rich words are for the poor.”

1 comment:

  1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    On December 10 1948, after the slaughter of over 50 million people in the Second World War, and the horrors of the Holocaust, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of
    Human Rights. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration... principally in schools.

    Some Articles of your Human Rights

    Article 1.
    All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

    Article 3.
    Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

    Article 6.
    Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

    Oh really?