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Justice

Rating: 3.8

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.

Friday, January 3, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: justice
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Melita Charles 16 March 2008

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

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Vanessa Goldsmith 06 March 2007

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

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Sherbetshaz 149 20 August 2006

Loved this poem. It made my day.

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Dutendra Chamling 28 November 2015

Wonderful poem! Langston Hughes has given justice for justice.

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Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek 27 February 2016

poet Langston Hughes #6 on top 500 poets Poet's PagePoemsQuotesCommentsStatsE-BooksBiographyVideosShare on FacebookShare on Twitter Poems by Langston Hughes: 43 / 103 « prev. poem next poem » Justice - Poem by Langston Hughes Autoplay next video 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.

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jonathan 11 February 2019

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Kevin Patrick 11 January 2019

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.

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Dr Antony Theodore 11 January 2019

Her bandage hides two festering sores.... truth expressed in sarcasm.. tony

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