Conscientious Objector

I’m a man of compassion,
not of micro-aggressions.

I’m a bridge builder,
not a community wrecker.

I love peace and love,
I hate war and hate.

I’ve been around the world—
my plight is still the same:
there’s predators, chemicals,
catastrophes and disease—
all are out to get you,
so why would I add to these?

Kind words lead to living—
fighting words to a dead end.

By: ElRoyPoet © 2022

In 1948, the issue of the right to “conscience” was dealt with by the United Nations General Assembly in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It reads: Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. The proclamation was ratified during the General Assembly on 10 December 1948 by a vote of 48 in favour, 0 against, with 8 abstentions.

“We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.” By: Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Bible, Matthew 5:9

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