Illustration by Paul Bateman‘Treatment of Hong Kong’ by Aditya Basu-Dutta The Society November 23, 2016 High School Submissions, Human Rights in China, Poetry 1 Comment Dogs are expected to sit Dogs are expected to stay They receive kicks If they make the boat sway Hong Kong is the dog But, of course, there is no Hong Kong When it comes to the law In China there’s only one: It is the law of the People Hong Kong-ers do not exist There is only one China All pretenders will eventually desist And by ‘will’ I mean ‘must’ Afterall, it’s only right Separation breeds dissidence And complaints from dissidents are a blight And by ‘complaints’ I mean The things which should not be discussed They cannot allow talk of such things And They will detain you if They must And by ‘detain’ I mean They wait For the public apology you must deliver Citizenship is unimportant, rights dissolve When one has offended the People’s law-givers Aditya Basu-Dutta is currently enrolled in Bayside High School in Palm Bay, Florida. He enjoys travelling abroad, learning new things, and creating works of art, whether they are prose, poetry, or even a nice family dinner. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related One Response James Poulter November 23, 2016 Excellent! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.