Treasure Island

S.D. TIWARI

(December.1955 / India)

Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied


Justice seekers wait day after day,
Month after month, year after year
Even decade is passed but
In course of justice they don’t hear.

Sometimes they pass away
without getting the justice.
Such delays lack faith
In system amongst the public.

Maggu's land was captured
In an act of atrocity
And his cow was stolen
From his own vicinity.

With good efforts of police
The stolen cow was traced
But died beforel order of justice
To return it, was graced.

Maggu filed an other suit
Demanding for compensation;
His land dispute was already
Pending under litigation.

Finally justice prevailed
He got verdict in his favour
Compensation and his land
Years he waited with fervor.

But by the time justice given
Old Maggu was died
This is how legal maxim
Justice delayed is justice denied.

(c) S.D. Tiwari

Submitted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Edited: Thursday, August 11, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied by S.D. TIWARI )

Enter the verification code :

  • Santosh Sharma (8/14/2011 10:01:00 AM)

    Yes this part of our system needs to to be redefined, let our elite and society give a thoght to it, the time limit to be put on place. Good write Sir. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. If I Had a Voice, Lee Gelis
  2. Together, Kindred velarde
  3. As Stories Go, Lee Gelis
  4. Truth Prevails, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  5. By all means stay, Kindred velarde
  6. The Only Thing Received, Kindred velarde
  7. Says he was in Falluja, Gouda Moon
  8. Labyrinth of Ghost, Aftab Alam
  9. Waiting for unknown, sultan mahmud
  10. SYNC 10 WORD, Beryl Dov

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Lawson


The old year went, and the new returned, in the withering weeks of drought,
The cheque was spent that the shearer earned,
and the sheds were all cut out;
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]