To whom it belongs

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Anonymous Author

For what did they care?
The Earth belonged to everybody so for what did they care?
The waters were not theirs, so for what did they care?
The forests were not theirs, so for what did they care?
The children were not theirs, so for what did they care?
Orphants, all of them really, for any security that they
might once have had was not theirs.
Paupers, for anything that might yet become theirs through
toil and effort soon belongs to the state, for it was not
theirs to begin with. They say it belongs to everybody,
but who that was no one could really tell.