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A Justice

Updated on August 8, 2013


The criminal justice system,

has the poor looking in from the cold,

a justice,

bought and sold,

nothing restricted,

a congressman was convicted,

made a deal,

then granted a retrial on appeal,

then acquitted,

a deal is a deal,

a justice, a disruption,

the unwarranted taint

of evil men’s corruption,

a justice, hiding behind the alibis,

the deceit,

all of it means nothing,

when a cheat is a cheat,

and we get caught up in the heat,

Lady Liberty could just faint,

with no hope of ever seeing real justice,

but she knows everyone’s not a Saint,

and even some Saints hide in the shade,

while accepting protection from the drug trade,

but someday, if we don’t get too sick,

we may finally get to hear

those metal bracelets click.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thank you moms and you're awesome as usual too :)

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      Lissette 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Humans are made to be tempted... inevitable recipe for corruption. Where one may stand firm there are so many others that fall. Poor Justice never had a chance. Thank goodness her eyes are covered. She couldn't see the many that would misuse her. Awesome as usual Frank.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Thank you so much Debra, Made, Eddy and chanroth for reading my justice

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      I have to vote up this hub Frank,wherever we live the Justice system is lacking!! Nowhere more than here in the United Kingdom.

      A great poem and I vote up up and away.

      Take care and have a wonderful day.

      Eiddwen.

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      chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA

      Vote up, up and away!!!

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      Madeleine Salin 5 years ago from Finland

      I like this hub. Voted up!

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Dear Frank ~ I've given you many vote ups, beautiful, awesome for this rhyme that talks of justice and we're waiting patiently for it to happen with #OWS behind the movement that will change the state of affairs. Blessings, Debby