Human Rights Day – 10.12.2021 – Spoken word
Hadja Jalloh – Yr 11 Politics and Law
Genocide in China,
Disasters in Haiti,
Taliban in Afghanistan,
And Zionists in Palestine.
Please don’t tell me you’re uneducated when it comes to war crimes
Or maybe this ignorance is because it doesn’t have to do with yours or mine.
Our countries, our lands might be safe but what about that country that’s on the headlines.
Might be Palestine, Iraq, or Syria or maybe if lucky they’d maybe mention Liberia.
By the way CNN, does that go against your guidelines,
Because it seems that none of your reporters have oppressed countries that they are assigned.
Many of these violations are not to be spoken
But I hadja Jalloh, know that rules are to be broken
Only if simple human rights are not to be spoken about in the open.
Do you know about human trafficking happening in Nigeria,
Or the fact that villages in Eritrea only have water affected by Bacteria
Or did the education department again forget to add it to the criteria??
I’m not trying to throw shade but, open your eyes and witness what is trying to be dismissed
Because these issues and problems really do exist.
And even a child will find it hard to miss
And the truth youse all know, have a little twist.
From starvation to child marriages and on goes the list.
Please inform me about 5 current violations, please I insist.
Human aid is needed in Sudan
Schools shut down in Cameroon
Violence to the Tigray
And protests in India
Human’s rights aren’t only for you and me,
It’s for every human no matter what religion, race, class, or creed.
No one deserves any less because who are you to oppress.
Day to day, inflicting someone to deal with so much stress.
Not recognizing they are also human, and not any less.
Stand up to violations of simple human rights.
Because while you sleep every single night,
An innocent person isn’t sleeping due to fright.
Something we can’t even understand for a slight.
Things they deal with and can’t put up a fight
Because their circumstances are so so tight.