What is "Right"?

March 5, 2011
By Anonymous

I thought I was taught the “right” thing to do,
To treat others with care and love
And then they will do right by you

But how can I know, what really is right though?
When the other knows no wrong.
I will fight for it, but am I “right” to do so?

And when I fight for my own,
And cause pain to my foe
Am I still in the right? Or has it been blown?

And now that we’ve won,
And “right”, has been restored,
How should I tell, the story of “right”, to my last son?

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece to symbolize, that when people disagree, we tend to force our version of what we think is right into the other. Even though, we Americans believe that our ways are best, we should not be forcing our "right" into other countries, because how will we say what we did was right?

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