You do have rights, Madea
To life and fair hearing
but, my friend, be wise and
Sift your ‘ponent thoroughly,
For those rights as enforceable
Only apply to lesser peoples
Folks like you and me, and not
The constituted authorities.
Yes, yes, you have, too, freedom
Of opinion and expression
and should you ever over-expressed either
Or both, that wont be enough to clamp you with bolts,
For you’d have still, your freedom to move about.
But it will be better if you train your tongue to silence
and learn also, ah!, learn to be neutral
in the face of tyranny
That way, you won;t see for yourself
just how dark the con of man is.
They are intact and shall so remain:
Your right to one spouse and a family raise,
So long as you desist to raise a hand in protest
Where mothers barter their babies for slice bread!
You shall always do well if
you always remember:
In this land, the rule of law subsumes under
Personal, pardon me, national interest, as enshrined in
The UN Charter of Rulers’ Rights.