Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I HAVE RIGHTS


This is a beautiful cheerful post card of a painting and the fox is a small cunning fellow
who works hard to survive, especially when hunted by dogs and horse riders
chasing.
Does he stand a chance?
What do animals do when they are cornered, when they are starved and abused and hunted for what they are?
Do they have rights?

Do we?

The following is poem from Vietnam days.
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I HAVE RIGHTS

I have a right to pick my nose
To chew my toes
And scratch my bum
I have a right to pick my teeth
And breast feed my baby on the street

I have a right to sit and cross eyed grin
To wear my socks up to my chin
I have a right to pirrouette
And drink my gin

I HAVE RIGHTS!

I have a right to pick my veins, make holes,
Tattoo across my face
I HATE YOU!
Create my dreams and go insane

I have a right to cry and sing and scream
And tell everyone to scram
Before I kick them in the teeth
Because I know.... I have rights to speak.

And you have the right to walk away
To make my day.
You have a right to close your door
And to have a frightful day.
You have a right to step aside or
Over
When I lie on city corners
And you have a right to click a tongue and say:
"My! My! We have to pray."

Well I HAVE RIGHTS!
I have rights to spit at you
I have a right to eat raw fish
And wild greens from the wilderness
I have a right to gnaw the bones and
flesh of rats
that come to prey upon my soul.

Yes I have rights
And when they come to take me away
I'll tell them so
I'll tell them every day
Until my dying breath is just a whisper

I have rights sweet heart

And I sure miss you.

You had a right to live and be humane
Until they put a bullet in your brain
Until they lied and stole you away
From wife and child carrying your name

They gave you causes
They gave you promises
Medals of honor and promotions and
Gods' right arm,
They said, to fend you ......
from harm.

They did all that
Except they forgot
That God
................ is love

So I have rights, just as they do
To be vindictive, to fight and spew the
Ugly words found in a world of hate
By men, who rather kill than to create

Yes
I have rights to pick my nose
And you have the right.......
to shut the door.

A Lady's Life.
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This video is about a man who saw a promo which said the 6th one is free
So he took only the 6th one of everything on sale. lol funny




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COULD THIS BE IRISH ALZHEIMER'S?

Murphy showed up at Mass one Sunday and the priest almost fell
down when he saw him. He'd never been to church in his life. After
Mass, the priest caught up with him and said, "Murphy, I am so glad
ya decided to come to Mass. What made ya come?"

Murphy said, "I got to be honest with you Father, a while back, I
misplaced me hat and I really, really love that hat. I know that
McGlynn had a hat just like mine and I knew he came to church every
Sunday. I also knew that he had to take off his hat during Mass and
figured he would leave it in the back of church. So, I was going to
leave after Communion and steal McGlynn's hat."

The priest said, "Well, Murphy, I notice that ya didn't steal
McGlynn's hat. What changed your mind?"

Murphy replied, "Well, after I heard your sermon on the Ten
Commandments, I decided that I didn't need to steal McGlynn's hat after all."

With a tear in his eye the priest gave Murphy a big smile and said;
"After I talked about 'Thou Shalt Not Steal' ya decided you would
rather do without your hat than burn in Hell?"

Murphy slowly shook his head. "No, Father, after ya talked about
'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery' I remembered where I left me hat."


4 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Love your 'rights' poem Lady.

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Akelamalu . Over the years I can't believe how much I changed but my views on war haven't . When I see all the young men out there it makes me want to cry . I tell my boys I would never let them go to war. If need be I will go first and keep them at home. Old men create these things so let the same old men go fight.I bet if you let the leaders go to the front first, they would learn faster to settle things. lol

Mama Zen said...

You find the funniest jokes!

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Mama Zen :-)