"Poetic Justice?"

"Isnt it Ironic?"

You ask of me, what is poetic justice?

Its something I can not see.

In everyday life, justice is corrupted,

and keeps avoiding me.

There's several flaws in the system,

just beneath the skin.

The world has forgotten virtue,

They flock like sheep to their sin.

But it grinds at your teeth,

it bites at your fingernails,

it sits and stares at a soul,

damaged beyond repair.

We cling to our vices,

our drugs, our addictions,

not realizing these are the things,

causing our afflictions.

In a world based on justice alone,

we would all rot in jail,

but poetically speaking,

we just breathe in the smoke and silently exhale.

Eventually we all pay for our mistakes.

Eventually we all get our due.

But its not for me to judge,

What is poetic justice to you?

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Roman Trend 6 years ago

When an evil man walks – for a hundred days

across the frozen plains,

carrying deep in his belt the gold coins

undeservedly in his possession, the spoils

extorted from the frightened men

the villagers from beneath the mountains

When he sings, on the last day of winter,

so gleeful for spring

tomorrow will come

equip him with riches, so safe and so dry

and when he falls on the last stretch

into hidden pockets of melting ice

And there he dies, no coin will he keep

he had his becoming, and thus we must weep

but not with sorrow, instead with joy

he met deservedly his fate, no longer so coy

the darlings shall live long, the bastards shall die

for so it is ordered up there, right behind

the doors to the halls of poetic justice

- Roman Trend


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

very good. :) hope u liked mine too.


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Roman Trend 6 years ago

Loved it, I'm very impressed. I have never written a poem in my life, I don't know what has happened. Is that the thing people call "inspiration"? Or maybe I felt that you deserved a proper answer.


sydney fuentes 6 years ago

i did not make one hope you enoyed them though!!!!!!!


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

i do believe its a bit of inspiration roman. :) as u were to me. by giving me the question.


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Roman Trend 6 years ago

Inspiration, I'm sure you're right, and thanks for that. I wrote another poem, and even created a video version by using animation and virtual voices. You can read and watch it over on Fiction Factory.


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

You've both expressed deep observations poetically. Your sadness still bothers me, Nikki, but it is good to express it and this is an excellent poem in which you did.

I'm curious about the conversation in which the question was asked. That must have been a deep subject.

I'm impressed - amazing that it was your first poem, RT! I look forward to the next one on FF.

Our William had a view, of course:

"Cowards die many times before their deaths, The valiant never taste of death but once."___Julius Caesar (II, ii, 32-37)

That's certainly a kind of poetic justice, too.


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank u for your comment nelli, i have a lot of sadness in me these days its what i write about best, sadness and love, idk where the topic started myself i just had a comment from roman one day askin me what my definition of poetic justice was and inspiration hit for me to write this poem, and he in turn wrote his poem. perhaps u should try to write one too. nice quote though.


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Joshua Kell 6 years ago from Arizona

Hi. Well I really think you have a lot of wisdom for a young girl. Also, most great art comes from a place of lonliness and despair. Even beautiful and flowery poetry, music and art - as it is often the vision of a soul who desires this beauty more than the sad world they live in. Keep it up, and you will shine like the wishing star you are.


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blackreign2012 6 years ago

Great hub This is a good piece. ~hugs~


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thank you Josh. I dont know if its wisdom, but just what I believe and how I think. Im good at giving advice and such, just not at taking it, especially my own lol. It is true beauty comes out of disaster, and we find some of the most tragic things to be beautiful. and how some of the most beautiful things can be so ugly. I see you left a comment on my poem about that too. I guess that in itself is Ironic and could be considered a type of poetic justice. and thanks blackreign for your comments as well.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

very nice, i like your work, i love all poetry, and am enjoying yours very much


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FCEtier 6 years ago from Cold Mountain

Thumbs up here!


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epigramman 6 years ago

the poetic justice is in your righteous life affirming words - they jump right off the screen and demand my attention - lucky for me!!!

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