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Justice - Poem by Langston Hughes

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.

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  • Rookie jonathan (2/11/2019 11:25:00 AM)

    this estory a like is very (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 26,653 Points Kevin Patrick (1/11/2019 11:28:00 PM)

    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. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 367,137 Points Dr Tony Brahmin (1/11/2019 3:52:00 PM)

    Her bandage hides two festering sores.... truth expressed in sarcasm.. tony (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 87,407 Points Savita Tyagi (1/11/2019 3:26:00 PM)

    Her bandages hide two festering sores. Experience with justice is bitter for many. No doubt. Lucky are the ones not caught in its blind paws. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 702,214 Points Edward Kofi Louis (1/11/2019 12:48:00 PM)

    Justice! !

    Only with the eyes of the truth.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Gold Star - 62,353 Points James Mclain (1/11/2019 11:26:00 AM)

    Justice is the
    Future in the constant present,
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  • Gold Star - 56,542 Points Tom Allport (1/11/2019 10:17:00 AM)

    Justice is just a word with out actions? It generally only applies to those that can afford it! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 126,710 Points Anil Kumar Panda (1/11/2019 9:21:00 AM)

    So nice with a great message. Loved it. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie mudarson (1/11/2019 9:06:00 AM)

    If you think Eleanor`s story is impossible, , four weaks-ago my girlfriend's half sister basically also made $5801 putting in 40 hours a month from there apartment and they're best friend's step-sister`s neighbour has done this for nine months and earned over $5801 part-time from a computer. follow the instructions on this page.........
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  • Gold Star - 12,954 Points Adrian Flett (1/11/2019 5:42:00 AM)

    How powerful a message in so short a verse. (Report) Reply

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Justice Poems
  1. 1. Justice
    Langston Hughes
  2. 2. Justice Delayed
    Hasmukh Amathalal
  3. 3. Justice Denied In Massachusetts
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
  4. 4. Justice
    Rudyard Kipling
  5. 5. Before A Court Of Justice
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  6. 6. A Strange Justice
    Afzal Shauq
  7. 7. Justice With No Lie
    Dave Alan Walker
  8. 8. The Country Justice
    Jean De La Fontaine
  9. 9. Eternal Justice
    Charles Mackay
  10. 10. Justice Part 1
    Dave Alan Walker
  11. 11. A Killer Wants Justice
    Herbert Nehrlich
  12. 12. 0311 Eternal Justice
    Michael Shepherd
  13. 13. The World’s Justice
    Emma Lazarus
  14. 14. ' Justice... '
    MoonBee Canady
  15. 15. Justice Part 2
    Dave Alan Walker
  16. 16. Divine Justice Amiable
    William Cowper
  17. 17. Bush Justice
    Charles Harpur
  18. 18. Justice Arnett
    Edgar Lee Masters
  19. 19. Justice Stands Still
    tinashe severa
  20. 20. ~justice Matters~
    Theodora (Theo) Onken
  21. 21. 0220 Poetic Justice
    Michael Shepherd
  22. 22. Justice Is Delayed
    Hasmukh Amathalal
  23. 23. Justice
    Archie Greenidge
  24. 24. *blood Shakes, Howling Justice
    Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  25. 25. Personal Justice
    Cristina Geanta
  26. 26. Justice Denial
    Hasmukh Amathalal
  27. 27. Justice
    Praveen Kumar in Unknown Hor ..
  28. 28. The Hall Of Justice
    George Crabbe
  29. 29. Justice And Peace For All
    Billie Spratlin
  30. 30. Flag Of Justice
    Dr. Yogesh Sharma
  31. 31. Justice...
    kafil uddin raihan.
  32. 32. Witnesses Of Justice
    Dave Alan Walker
  33. 33. Justice
    Georg Trakl
  34. 34. The Justice
    merna ibrahim
  35. 35. Freedom, Justice And Equality
    Lonnie Hicks
  36. 36. Hymne A La Justice
    Andre Marie de Chenier
  37. 37. Lights Of Justice
    Dave Alan Walker
  38. 38. Justice
    Ambrose Bierce
  39. 39. Justice And Equality.....
    Eric Cockrell
  40. 40. Before The Fall (And Justice For All)
    Faith Elizabeth Brigham
  41. 41. Modern Justice
    Herbert Nehrlich
  42. 42. There Can Be No Justice
    Frederick Kesner
  43. 43. Cant Get No Justice
    Eric Cockrell
  44. 44. Let Justice Prevail
    David Wood
  45. 45. Justice Justice
    Gajanan Mishra
  46. 46. Justice Of Broken Dreams
    Dave Alan Walker
  47. 47. Justice Of The External Mind
    Dave Alan Walker
  48. 48. Justice
    Gajanan Mishra
  49. 49. Where's The Freedom And Justice?
    tesla blackburn
  50. 50. Justice Peace Truth & Love
    Michael P. Johnson

Justice Poems

  1. Justice

    October, 1918 Across a world where all men grieve And grieving strive the more, The great days range like tides and leave Our dead on every shore. Heavy the load we undergo, And our own hands prepare, If we have parley with the foe, The load our sons must bear.</i> Before we loose the word That bids new worlds to birth, Needs must we loosen first the sword Of Justice upon earth; Or else all else is vain Since life on earth began, And the spent world sinks back again Hopeless of God and Man. A People and their King Through ancient sin grown strong, Because they feared no reckoning Would set no bound to wrong; But now their hour is past, And we who bore it find Evil Incarnate hell at last To answer to mankind. For agony and spoil Of nations beat to dust, For poisoned air and tortured soil And cold, commanded lust, And every secret woe The shuddering waters saw. Willed and fulfilled by high and low. Let them relearn the Low. That when the dooms are read, Not high nor low shall say:- ' My haughty or my humble head Was saved me in this day.' That, till the end of time, Their remnant shall recall Their fathers old, confederate crime Availed them not at all. That neither schools nor priests, Nor Kings may build again A people with the heart of beasts Made wise concerning men. Whereby our dead shall sleep In honour, unbetrayed, And we in faith and honour keep That peace for which they paid.

  2. Justice Denied In Massachusetts

    Let us abandon then our gardens and go home And sit in the sitting-room Shall the larkspur blossom or the corn grow under this cloud? Sour to the fruitful seed Is the cold earth under this cloud, Fostering quack and weed, we have marched upon but cannot conquer; We have bent the blades of our hoes against the stalks of them. Let us go home, and sit in the sitting room. Not in our day Shall the cloud go over and the sun rise as before, Beneficent upon us Out of the glittering bay, And the warm winds be blown inward from the sea Moving the blades of corn With a peaceful sound. Forlorn, forlorn, Stands the blue hay-rack by the empty mow. And the petals drop to the ground, Leaving the tree unfruited. The sun that warmed our stooping backs and withered the weed uprooted— We shall not feel it again. We shall die in darkness, and be buried in the rain. What from the splendid dead We have inherited — Furrows sweet to the grain, and the weed subdued — See now the slug and the mildew plunder. Evil does overwhelm The larkspur and the corn; We have seen them go under. Let us sit here, sit still, Here in the sitting-room until we die; At the step of Death on the walk, rise and go; Leaving to our children's children the beautiful doorway, And this elm, And a blighted earth to till With a broken hoe.

  3. Before A Court Of Justice

    THE father's name ye ne'er shall be told Of my darling unborn life; "Shame, shame," ye cry, "on the strumpet bold!" Yet I'm an honest wife. To whom I'm wedded, ye ne'er shall be told, Yet he's both loving and fair; He wears on his neck a chain of gold, And a hat of straw doth he wear. If scorn 'tis vain to seek to repel, On me let the scorn be thrown. I know him well, and he knows me well, And to God, too, all is known. Sir Parson and Sir Bailiff, again, I pray you, leave me in peace! My child it is, my child 'twill remain, So let your questionings cease!

  4. Justice Delayed

    Can justice be delayed under any circumstances? Numerous cases can be sighted for instances Can that not be amounted as justice denied? Well, conscious should always bite if it is laid Constitution enshrined for liberty and freedom Forefathers too considered and thought it as wisdom Sacrifice made for freedom struggle should not go as waste To live with true freedom was need of an hour and taste Still many loop holes remain to be plugged System is facing criticism and it is wholly bugged Justice is sold as revealed with emergence of new facts it is cleverly wrapped in words with simple tact Under official ret act, nothing can be made public or revealed Under the oath of secrecy it is cleverly concealed Normal man can’t dream for getting immediate relief Loosing faith and trust as mark of disbelief Innocents are sometimes hung for nothing Trial summary drags on for years to prove something History teeters and goons rule the scene it has been made laughing stock which is never witnessed or seen Conscience like things has remained on paper Evidences or approver turn hostile and proof is tempered Solitary examples shine and keep the system alive Does the system require honest trial for self and to be revived? Politicians have corrupted and citizens too have favored Easy ill gotten money plays part with fragrance and flavor who would not want to become rich and famous? Leading lavish life with style and look so glamorous Death sentence can’t be implemented for simple reason Wrong move for computation of term for person tried under treason Still some of us praise the system and sing for liberty How can it grow amidst the illiteracy and poverty? Nothing can l change under the light and sun we will tear it apart by making mockery and fun Streets will have deserted look under the shadow of gun People may seek refuge under constant fear and run Such may be the scene in coming days You will be caught in cross fire in strange ways You will have no high hope in bright rays It may be altogether different if we don’t pay (attention) No one should be deprived of his/her legitimate dues System should not be meant for only few Why is it so that only influential get scoot free Why other have to sit recite the hymns under the tree? Let holy principles of justice be upheld Let innocents be not prosecuted and held It may or can have legitimate delay This may send the message across and relay

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