Treasure Island

Kim van Breda

(1 February / Cape Town/ South Africa)

Poetic justice- Virtue over vice


POETIC JUSTICE-(Virtue over Vice)

Virtue over vice—who will pay the price
Ironic twists of fate are flawed if virtue does not equal reward
Logic needs to triumph—to beat and defeat
The tragedy of treachery that strives to cheat and repeat

Try to see outside myself and understand the eyes
To analyze, theorize, recognize and polarize
Excuse all the highs that terrorize
Unacknowledged trauma’s are like wounds that never heal
Never feel—on a constant wheel—a terrible price to pay for sin
Until at last the outside matches the justice
History written on the body—a canvas of poetry
In the end, reality, the price to pay would be too great
Too much at stake
Comfort zones obliterated, confusion reiterated
What then… the end?

Life seems slow to reach conclusion
To wait, turn back, to stop or go
To fly or dive when there is no restraint or self control

Deceit makes it hard to separate the self
Seeking truth above the easy way out
To shout, express doubt, to dropout- - burnout



Justice is tested through another’s eyes
Disguising their own lies as they spy and deny
The poetry of playing the same game
Camouflaged by another name—to shame blame and disclaim

Does virtue win the day?
Or vice have its say and inevitably stay
Does it triumph and receive reward?
Or is logic a masquerading fraud

The poetry in justice must ultimately distrust and adjust this
Lift the darkness
Make it painless, nameless and stainless
The punishment… its sword

Submitted: Sunday, April 07, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013
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Ethice- good against unjust

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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/7/2013 11:08:00 AM)

    You wrote very well, you justify with the title, I read it slowly and grasp the theme ye deserve 100% so to pay, I invite you to read and vote if you like but you wrote nicely (Report) Reply

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