2015 Day 24 – Justice

I like to think that Justice sits
Between two columns:
Truth and compassion.
Balancing these,
She weighs your heart against a feather.
(Weighed in the balance
Are you found wanting?)
No blindfold –
Justice needs to see
The sleeping-bag swaddled bundle in the doorway,
The queues at the the food banks,
The gun in the hand
And the bullet in the back,
The backhanders and tax dodges
And the children drowning.

Her two-edged sword
Is sharp as death
Or love.

Note: The prompt was to draw a random card from a pack, free-write about it for 5 minutes and write a poem based on the free-writing. I drew Justice.

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