Raymond Anyanwu

Rookie (18th september 1979 / Kano- Nigeria)

The Blinfold Have Been Loosened - Poem by Raymond Anyanwu

The Magna Carta
A symbol of equity

The Magna Carta
The significance of relishing justice
To young and old
Men or women
Affluent or downtrodden

The Magna Carta
The white sculptured piece
Its eyes blinded shut
The sword wherewithal
To apportion rightly
The flicker of equity

But the blindfold have been loosened
By the shoddy wind
And the scales is off the eyes

Can it now see?
Why render justice selectively?
Are the goods ceded to he that bids highly?
Not in fact but in kind?

Ah! Has the wind decided to follow only one direction?
Taking the rain, only to robust farms?
I hope I can rest upon the clause;
“Ubi jus, ibi remedium”
As always would be my case

Yet I’m still the grass the elephants trample upon
The case for humane was forgotten at home

Ughh! This cat needs to wear the bell
But when?

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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