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Chivs86 Poetry - Eye for an Eye (Lex Talionis).

Updated on October 22, 2012

Chivs86 Poetry

Eye For an Eye (Lex Talionis).

Lex Talionis,

Violence for Violence,

Eye for an Eye

Mirror Punishment.

These days, there's just not enough of it.

People get away with too much from their governments.

Who say put an end to all suffering.
Even if it means a lighter punishment.
No matter how disgusting, it was what they did.
It's still not enough for them to have their bloodshed.

Prison is their answer for everything.

Judgement in this day and age is pathetic.

What people get away with's embarrassing.

It seems Karma isn't all
it's cracked up to be.

Exacly why-

They should have kept the law of Hammurabi.

Made things the same for everybody.

An eye for an eye,

a tooth, for a tooth

Is everyone all now blind.

What's the truth?

If you get shot then shoot,

If somebody make's you mute than mute.

If somebody kills than execute

Rob off the person that robs off you.

Do what is done to you.

If only you could,

without being thrown the book.

Make it a safer neighbourhood.

without losing your faith in what's really good.

Idea & Inspiration.

My inspiration to write this poem was really just wanting to give something back to the fans. Wanting to make something new after such a dry period. Otherwise really seeing people's reactions to certain current events. The feeling behind the unjust of society's worst criminals, and really the thinking of how things might have been dealt with in the distant past.

As for the original idea it's roots came from a book I read about the origins of Judaism. Most notably the part of the book about the Law of Talion (retaliation). Maybe better known in it's Latin form as Lex Talionis. Mostly known for the saying "An Eye for an Eye, a Tooth for a Tooth". So basically to write it - it was easy really I typed "Eye for an Eye" in google, and read the related Wikipedia article.

Further Reading.


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