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"Poetic Justice?"

Updated on January 29, 2018

"Isnt it Ironic?"

You ask of me, what is poetic justice?

Its something I can not see.

In everyday life, justice is corrupted,

and keeps avoiding me.

There's several flaws in the system,

just beneath the skin.

The world has forgotten virtue,

They flock like sheep to their sin.

But it grinds at your teeth,

it bites at your fingernails,

it sits and stares at a soul,

damaged beyond repair.

We cling to our vices,

our drugs, our addictions,

not realizing these are the things,

causing our afflictions.

In a world based on justice alone,

we would all rot in jail,

but poetically speaking,

we just breathe in the smoke and silently exhale.

Eventually we all pay for our mistakes.

Eventually we all get our due.

But its not for me to judge,

What is poetic justice to you?

© 2010 Nikki Wicked


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    • epigramman profile image


      8 years ago

      the poetic justice is in your righteous life affirming words - they jump right off the screen and demand my attention - lucky for me!!!

    • FCEtier profile image


      8 years ago from Cold Mountain

      Thumbs up here!

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      8 years ago

      very nice, i like your work, i love all poetry, and am enjoying yours very much

    • Nikkij504gurl profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Wicked 

      8 years ago from Louisiana

      Thank you Josh. I dont know if its wisdom, but just what I believe and how I think. Im good at giving advice and such, just not at taking it, especially my own lol. It is true beauty comes out of disaster, and we find some of the most tragic things to be beautiful. and how some of the most beautiful things can be so ugly. I see you left a comment on my poem about that too. I guess that in itself is Ironic and could be considered a type of poetic justice. and thanks blackreign for your comments as well.

    • blackreign2012 profile image


      8 years ago

      Great hub This is a good piece. ~hugs~

    • Joshua Kell profile image

      Levi Joshua Kell 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Hi. Well I really think you have a lot of wisdom for a young girl. Also, most great art comes from a place of lonliness and despair. Even beautiful and flowery poetry, music and art - as it is often the vision of a soul who desires this beauty more than the sad world they live in. Keep it up, and you will shine like the wishing star you are.

    • Nikkij504gurl profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Wicked 

      8 years ago from Louisiana

      thank u for your comment nelli, i have a lot of sadness in me these days its what i write about best, sadness and love, idk where the topic started myself i just had a comment from roman one day askin me what my definition of poetic justice was and inspiration hit for me to write this poem, and he in turn wrote his poem. perhaps u should try to write one too. nice quote though.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      You've both expressed deep observations poetically. Your sadness still bothers me, Nikki, but it is good to express it and this is an excellent poem in which you did.

      I'm curious about the conversation in which the question was asked. That must have been a deep subject.

      I'm impressed - amazing that it was your first poem, RT! I look forward to the next one on FF.

      Our William had a view, of course:

      "Cowards die many times before their deaths, The valiant never taste of death but once."___Julius Caesar (II, ii, 32-37)

      That's certainly a kind of poetic justice, too.

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      Roman Trend 

      8 years ago

      Inspiration, I'm sure you're right, and thanks for that. I wrote another poem, and even created a video version by using animation and virtual voices. You can read and watch it over on Fiction Factory.

    • Nikkij504gurl profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Wicked 

      8 years ago from Louisiana

      i do believe its a bit of inspiration roman. :) as u were to me. by giving me the question.

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      sydney fuentes 

      8 years ago

      i did not make one hope you enoyed them though!!!!!!!

    • Roman Trend profile image

      Roman Trend 

      8 years ago

      Loved it, I'm very impressed. I have never written a poem in my life, I don't know what has happened. Is that the thing people call "inspiration"? Or maybe I felt that you deserved a proper answer.

    • Nikkij504gurl profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Wicked 

      8 years ago from Louisiana

      very good. :) hope u liked mine too.

    • Roman Trend profile image

      Roman Trend 

      8 years ago

      When an evil man walks – for a hundred days

      across the frozen plains,

      carrying deep in his belt the gold coins

      undeservedly in his possession, the spoils

      extorted from the frightened men

      the villagers from beneath the mountains

      When he sings, on the last day of winter,

      so gleeful for spring

      tomorrow will come

      equip him with riches, so safe and so dry

      and when he falls on the last stretch

      into hidden pockets of melting ice

      And there he dies, no coin will he keep

      he had his becoming, and thus we must weep

      but not with sorrow, instead with joy

      he met deservedly his fate, no longer so coy

      the darlings shall live long, the bastards shall die

      for so it is ordered up there, right behind

      the doors to the halls of poetic justice

      - Roman Trend


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