Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Justice - Poem by Langston Hughes

That Justice is a blind goddess
Is a thing to which we black are wise:
Her bandage hides two festering sores
That once perhaps were eyes.

Topic(s) of this poem: justice


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    That Justice is a blind goddess
    Is a thing to which we black are wise:
    Her bandage hides two festering sores
    That once perhaps were eyes.

    Although it is such a short poem but very sarcastic. But she can still see if she wants to. (Report) Reply

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  • Dutendra Chamling Dutendra Chamling (11/28/2015 9:49:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem! Langston Hughes has given justice for justice. (Report) Reply

  • Melita Charles (3/16/2008 9:50:00 AM)

    Powerful poem about a strong subject. Injustice is the only justice lots of black people know. Great Poem. (Report) Reply

  • Vanessa Goldsmith (3/6/2007 10:09:00 AM)

    This poem touched my soul in many places! Thank god for this deep brother. (Report) Reply

  • Sherbetshaz 149 (8/20/2006 6:01:00 PM)

    Loved this poem. It made my day. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 26, 2015


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