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Friday, April 8, 2011

Rights

Your rights? mine? who is watching
It's simple, we are all connected.
The right road is the one,
that you can't walk away from.
You know the options from within,
your moral compass leads you there.
You find a voice for others.
You embrace those that are weak,
those that lost their own way.
You fight for their human rights,
you find the courage burning inside,
to be radical, make a difference,
against those that lack good judgment,
against those that demean the weak.
You stand for the right thing.
Rise and save a stranger's soul,
you will be saving your own.

36 comments:

  1. You know the options from within,
    your moral compass leads you there.

    I feel that way too but why is it that others don't seem to have that inner compass? Were they taught not to listen to within?

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  2. This poem is very convicting! I haven't written my 6 words yet, and now I know it will not be nearly as pivotal. But, that's OK. Good job, Ayala!

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  3. we are all on one path. That is right.

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  4. amen...write it! be willing to stand for your enemy...where do rights of the individual give way to the collective whole...hmmm....

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  5. we are all meant to be compassionate to one another.
    beautiful poem, great message!

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  6. This is lovely and true and strong. Empathy, compassion, understanding - all so lacking. Courage to do the right thing is priceless.

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  7. The right to uplift others: inalienable.

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  8. "rise and save a stranger's soul"
    if only more people did this!

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  9. Molly, I wish I knew the answer...

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  10. Brian...hmmmm...smiles to you....

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  11. I agree, Talon. It takes courage to do what's right!

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  12. Kate, I believe there is a lot of good out there.

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  13. Wow, the was full. It is always right to stand up for humanity. Very well said, Ayala!

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  14. Beautiful post. Beautiful soul.

    I'm learning that there are those who don't seem to have a moral compass because they didn't have enough love growing up. This is a sad, sad truth that I've struggled to come to terms with. And there are more and more people growing up, craving love.

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  15. A wonderful reminder that it's not just about what's right for me

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  16. Thank you, Belinda.
    I agree with you unfortunately there are so many that are being abandoned and abused it's devastating. It leads them to become hard...and the cycle goes on...

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  17. a very powerful poem.

    "Rise and save a stranger's soul,
    you will be saving your own."

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  18. Ayala, your writing always reminds me to think outside of myself and expand my point of view.

    "rise and save a stranger's soul." Those words are beautiful.

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  19. Thank you, Mel. That's a great compliment.

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  20. Histradut- that is an old picture. Don't know why but this reminds me of a Yehuda Amichai poem, sad thing is that I can't quite remember which one.

    I liked the last line
    Rise and save a stranger's soul,
    you will be saving your own

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  21. Thank you, Jack. This picture is from the 1950's. I wonder in what way does it remind you of Yehuda Amichai's poem but I am honored that is a great compliment.

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