In Room 5 we have been learning about Human Rights in inquiry. We have learned about the origin of them and what they are. We have also looked at a poem by Marguerite Heath, here it is:
Tell me -
Is it right that you leave the tap running
While I walk miles for a pitcher of water?
Is it right that you leave food on your plate,
When my belly is empty and bloated?
Is it right that you resent school on Mondays,
When I will never learn to right my name?
Is it right that you buy our food cheaply
Yet carp about the forests cleared to go it?
Is it right, when you have burned coal for decades,
To begrudge our first smoking chimneys?
Is it right that you take our best doctors
and leave us to die of your diseases?
Is it right that you take the oil our ground
To drive cars we can only dream of?
Is it right that your medicines cost the earth
While millions of us die of treatable diseases?
Is it right that your banks charge endless fees
for monies we borrow to provide for your needs?
Is it right that you sell us your landmines and guns
That maim our daughters and kill our sons?
Tell me is that right?