Their Own

Considered creatures of hell
the cat and the goat were vilified
seen as companions of the devil
for having minds of their own.

At the end of a civilized day
what I own is my own
what I don’t is fading away.

Every emperor and potentate
sent soldiers to take taxes
and to crucify any locals
with minds of their own.

Children of rich and poor
were supported when cooperative
but given the stick or shown the door
for having had minds of their own.

At the end of a civilized day
what I own is my own
what I don’t is fading away.

The sun shines on all of us
with homogeneous brightness
but each soul with each star
shares a light of their own.

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