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 harasses or disrespects you. Simply send an email to submissions@classicalpoets.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comment or 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.

One Response

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.