Justice Plea

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Justice Plea

By Tony DeLorger 2011


How I long for justice,

in a world bent of hatred.

our perspectives blinkered by self-loathing,

and the presumption of guilt,

relentless and sealed with wax.

So easy to doubt,

so easy to blame,

some filthy pleasure gained in suffering.

How selective our thinking,

to crush innocence

for the preservation of self-importance,

the delusion of betterment,

at the expense of torment.

All this based on judgements,

concluded from the bias of hate.

Every day, innocence is punished,

administered by men with personal agendas,

blind eyes open to expedient resolution,

justice simply a word

written in the guidelines of process.

Each day, humanity fails itself,

and not a sleepless night of regret,

is had by those who wield justice,

like a coin toss.

How I long for justice.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Beata, have to agree. Thanks for reading. Take care.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for your kinds words Peanutritious, thanks for reading.

And thanks gmwilliams, glad you enjoyed it.


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Beata Stasak 5 years ago from Western Australia

Hello Aussie hubber, great poem, make us proud...we are clever bunch:)


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gmwilliams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Such a poignsnt and insightful poem.


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Peanutritious 5 years ago from Cheshire, UK

I enjoyed your poem and agree that the justice system is a sham. I have written about this too and feel very strongly about it! Voted up. Very well written.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks you AUPADHAY, I'm glad you appreciate it.

Thanks spkellyo, for reading and your comment.


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spkellyo 5 years ago from Greensboro, NC

I really enjoyed your poem and I completely agree with you. We really need to close Gitmo.


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AUPADHYAY 5 years ago from INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, KANPUR CITY

What a beautiful poem you have written. I praise your work.

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