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. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) One Response James Poulter November 23, 2016 Excellent! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.