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Justice was Served!

Updated on February 25, 2013

"Justice was served!" read the headlines

"An eye for an eye" the Good Book says

And all heads nodded in agreement

At the paper in the small green box

The sound of silver against metal rang through the air

As men and women alike purchased their assurance

That the judicial system had not failed them

And someone had paid for the crime

Though no one knew his picture

Though no one knew his name

Though no one really cared about the truth

"Justice was served!" read the headlines

And the court-appointed attorney shrugged

As he walked by the box.

"I did my best in the interest of the court!

He muttered under his breath

And pushed aside the thoughts of things that he just didn't have time to do.

"Justice was served" read the headlines.

The eyewitness glanced at the daily news

Almost certain that she remembered the face

But then again, "Oh why bother."

"Justice was served!" read the headlines.

As the family wept for the brother and son

That will never have the chance to prove his innocence

Because "Justice was served."


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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      An interesting poem on an important topic.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I agree the justice system lacks quite a lot. Your poem brought the message home.

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      Sherri Tuck 4 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you so much. Your support always means so much!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful poem and thank you for sharing .I vote up,across and share.

      Enjoy your day.