Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 35,573 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

There Is A Justice Below The Heavens - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

There is a justice below the heavens
That in a way levels every-body
Human with human, and human with non-human:
A justice they used to say that is:
Writ in the heavens; though observed below.

Pope and emperor (of old): king and
President and prime minister;
The grave-digger; the head of department;
The soldier; the cleaner; the free;
The prisoner; what else, what else:
All these are flattened long-term below the heavens
By that unwritten justice.

‘Tis a justice that is not corrupt nor can
Be bribed or bought or prejudiced:
Moving constant as the stars and suns
Ruling without war, or law, or parliaments
It needs not armies;
Yet holds us all and we, and we,
Respect it all the more for what it is
Respect from our hearts, not fear –
For after all we agree with what we have to.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 3, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 4, 2011


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