Maurice Harris

Rookie - 164 Points (29 April 1971 / Louisville, KY)

Justicia Est Lux (Justice Is Light) - Poem by Maurice Harris

Justice is really quite simple, it is never up for debate-
Yet, debate e'er surrounds it nonetheless;
For some, justice itself becomes a long, arduous wait,
For a time when you finally convince others of your righteousness.
It is said: 'justicia et lux'-or, justice is light-
Light, where before only darkness reigned.
Justice is doing only and always what is right-
True justice, not just justice fallaciously feigned.

Imagine a world where justice was not just an ideal,
But, an inalienable right that no one could steal-
A world where truth alone matters, and naught else;
A world half as inspired as our Forefathers envisioned-
A world where truth becomes known, and is not decisioned-
Where verity dwells above all, no matter of what else!

-Maurice Harris,17 March 2011

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 3, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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