MELVIN BANGGOLLAY

Veteran Poet - 1,139 Points (11/07/1975 / Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines)

Pardoned Injustices (Tehankee Case) - Poem by MELVIN BANGGOLLAY

PARDONED INJUSTICES
melvin Banggollay


Way back in the late 1990's
A lovely woman was murdered
by a son of a supreme court justice
along with two other friends
but the other one was just injured.

The convicted murderer is now freed
As he was politically pardoned
By the nation's woman President
As a result of political decision
So unjust for its helpless victims.

This is a clear manifestation
Of the unjustifiable discretion
For there are lot of petty crimes
that needs pardon in due times
yet she ignored for one reason
The culprits are poor in the nation.

It can be gleaned from history
Those that are pardoned annually
are criminals with power and money
those that belonged to the wealthy
Those with strong political affinity
and influence in the presidency.


Pardoned injustices
is injustice for the poor
The Poor becomes poorer
the Rich becomes Richer
A reality of all times.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 23, 2012


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