Veritas Aequitas

This is a piece, in dedication to one of the most unforgettable, chilling films ever made. The Boondock Saints.


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Holy justice

Irish inflicted


righteous vengeance

hear their prayer

last words ordinance

your worst nightmare



Feel double barrels


pressed to your skull

this is where it ends

the angels call

the light descends

the sky opens

as does the ground

you lose your footing

begin to fall

the hymns resound


Your deeds were done


you cannot erase

they know your heart

they know your ways

you shall have no rest

for you fear their wrath

evil men surely 

shall perish in a flash


Your chances passed


you made your choice

now cease to breathe

and here the voice

the angels’ song

It won’t be long

your time has come

your time has gone


Veritas Aequitas


True and fair

respect their laws

or fall in despair

gunfire and smoke

lost in a blaze

you now must pay

for fallen days


Led into temptation


into damnation

they lurk behind

in shadows

in mind…



God’s duet slayed

raised to sainthood

His trio made raid

right hand of good





© copyright Ben D.A 2011



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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

hahaha latin for you're screwed. I like that

thanks man


MOlmstead 5 years ago

"e nomine patri et filli spiritu sancti!" that's latin for your screwed! At least in this movie, and maybe in life as well. Great job!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

that's very flattering, enigmatic :] thank you!


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Enigmatic Me 5 years ago from East Coast Canada

Great addition to the movie. You should get them to re-print the film just to have this as the Intro.

Well done...well done


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

hahaha, Nellie, all the characters are legendary in this film. The acting is fantastic as well. I really think everyone should give it a try :]


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Incidentally, I told my stepson about the movie (which he hasn't seen) when he called while I was watching the trailer. Maybe if he does, we'll get some Boomer feedback.

Kind of funny - I mentioned that there is a lot of blood and guts in it and that the only actor in it whose name I recognized was Willem Dafoe. He said, "Yeah - he's always scary" - haha. I mentioned that he plays the FBI agent in this one and he couldn't believe he plays a good guy. I said I'm not sure whether he's really all that good a guy in it, but maybe - by comparison with some of the other guys . . . .


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Nellie, I got many chills watching it. It's unforgettable. I am simply happy to be able to inflict that same feeling with my tribute :]

Thank you very much for your comment


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Haven't seen this movie, but am watching/listening to the video you include. I am getting inspired to see the movie, Ben. That's big praise for your hub. I've watched a couple of the trailers, which make your poem make more sense. A bit more blood and guts spilled that I can relish, but the story seems intriguing enough to justify it and I like to be aware.

BTW - YOU called it chilling in your introduction to the poem. So is it or not?


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

lizzybeth - thank you :]

erth - chills!? no wayyy haha. thanks so much! :]


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erthfrend 5 years ago from Florida

I agree, this was an awesome movie! Your poem gave me chills...it was deep, it was dark and chilling, it was incredible! Loved it!


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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

I like it, good job :)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

nighthag - thank you very much :] I HIGHLY recommend you see it haha

astra - please be curious, best film ever. thank you for the comment

doug - LOL!! BEST line of all time man. Glad to hear you've seen it, and thanks for the support :]


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Don't worry, I've been watching the Saints since it was just a random title I picked up at the video shop in 2000. ("I can't buy a pack of cigarettes, without running into nine guys that you f-----!") Hilarious.

This video here is cool too.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

I never heard of the film, but the poem here is wonderful. It has me curious now.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

I haven't seen this movie, but this poem was an amazing piece of work, you should be very proud of this one.

voting up!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

and teeming with souls shall it ever be. :]

love it, thanks arb


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arb 5 years ago from oregon

"and shepherds we will be for thee, my Lord for thee." Classic and the bag pipes, who doesn't like bag pipes. Nice job Ben, really, really well done. Hey you should add some bag pipes to this!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks all of you :] best movie ever


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Uni_te 5 years ago

Wow, Ben. I fucking love this, lol, those movies were beast. As is this poem.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

Im sad to say I have not seen this movie yet. lol


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SeenButNotHeard 5 years ago from Michigan

I love this bunches xD The Boondock Saints movies are among my favorites of all time, and I enjoy seeing their faces on my wall. That picture up there is the exact poster too xD This is Epic, Mr. Writings!!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

doug, have you seen the film?

if not, this poem couldn't possibly impact you the way it does me, but it's great that you liked it!

it's closer to the heart than one would think I suppose, because it happens to be my favorite movie of all time, and it has some deep, intense messages behind it.

I appreciate the comment man, I really do. I am a big fan of your work

p.s. watch the video too haha


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

This was cool. Very direct and fast-paced -- perfect for the subject matter. A screenwriter -- William Goldman, I think -- said that when writing movies it's best to enter a scene late and leave a scene early. This translates over to poetry as well, in my opinion. You did that here: kept it short and intense and then pulled the trigger. Good write.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks for being the first comment man :]

this is instantly one of my favorites ever


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Totally awesome Ben. I love it...

Keep up the good work my friend!!

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