Tracy Craighead

Justice Of Tyranny - Poem by Tracy Craighead

Self righteous, he is an enemy
and holds the power
to terrorize me
does he come from hell
and my torment he seeks
like an infection, he preys on me
i have no peace, no rest in dreams
the end of this game
frightens me

yet, fear burns like fire, deep inside
but the flames transform my injured mind
to fight for freedom and a way to the light
this fight was never about wrong or right

Topic(s) of this poem: anger, fear, frustration, justice, sad, suffering

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is about a battle against the US justice system, the reality of injustice when David fights Goliath. It is the frustration of the realization that there is no real justice when money is involved. Governments are like corporations, people seeking promotions and wealth and power. Justice is not blind.

Comments about Justice Of Tyranny by Tracy Craighead

  • Rajnish Manga (8/13/2017 11:38:00 PM)

    One has to fight tooth and nail for justice in the courts of law or the administrative corridors but finds extraneous factors playing their role to thwart his effort to get it. Very thoughtful and universal. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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  • Lyn Paul (9/21/2015 8:18:00 PM)

    True emotion in your words also poet notes. Sometimes we should reward ourselves for the battles we survive. (Report) Reply

    Tracy Craighead (6/27/2017 11:39:00 PM)

    Thank you, I'm not at the point of feeling like I've survived, but I am hopeful.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2015

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