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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  • jonathan (2/11/2019 11:25:00 AM)

    this estory a like is very(Report)Reply

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  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (1/11/2019 11:28:00 PM)

    I feel like this might be a longer piece that was edited to just one stanza, at any rate those 4 lines convey an entire depth of thought, and emotion that pack a literary punch.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (1/11/2019 3:52:00 PM)

    Her bandage hides two festering sores.... truth expressed in sarcasm.. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (1/11/2019 3:26:00 PM)

    Her bandages hide two festering sores. Experience with justice is bitter for many. No doubt. Lucky are the ones not caught in its blind paws.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (1/11/2019 12:48:00 PM)

    Justice! !

    Only with the eyes of the truth.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • James MclainJames Mclain (1/11/2019 11:26:00 AM)

    Justice is the
    Future in the constant present,
    Past.(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (1/11/2019 10:17:00 AM)

    Justice is just a word with out actions? It generally only applies to those that can afford it!(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (1/11/2019 9:21:00 AM)

    So nice with a great message. Loved it.(Report)Reply

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (1/11/2019 5:42:00 AM)

    How powerful a message in so short a verse.(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Billsborough (1/11/2019 2:35:00 AM)

    a sweeping statement indeed and hardly just by any definition.(Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (1/11/2019 1:10:00 AM)

    Eyes or no eyes or anything, justice never sees who is to fair to all!(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (1/11/2019 12:23:00 AM)

    blind the biased eyes
    and judge the world equally(Report)Reply

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (1/11/2019 12:17:00 AM)

    Very fine poem on justice.... Thanks(Report)Reply

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  • Fig Muffin (7/31/2018 7:44:00 PM)

    Bad website no no no no no no no no no no no no good good good(Report)Reply

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  • Eshan (6/7/2018 2:51:00 AM)

    At school we are learning about justice(Report)Reply

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  • Ahmed Gumaa SiddiekAhmed Gumaa Siddiek (2/27/2016 2:06:00 AM)

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

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 26, 2015


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