Justice For All

time marches on
reality's fire consumes—
dreams go up in smoke

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Dishonest weights, deceptive scales forsake
as chains of injustice rake the flesh
of preyed-upon bleeding, amid wild
wolves feeding, soft sheep bleating,
protestor's pleading, jurisdictions cheating,
cajoling, wheedling, injustice repeating—
jurisprudence at the confluence
of affluence and influence

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~undocumented lies exhumed
     unmitigated truth entombed~

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They have their thumb on the scale!  We
have sussed every detail on the field of
debris, some so fiercely taking a knee, 
others shot trying to flee!  "I can't breathe,"
"I don't care!"  Why don't they care?
Of what justice is meting beware!
One higher than the highest is watching,
waiting to signal the one riding to conquer
and complete his conquest.  What's the true
future view?  What more can we do 
before we become past tense?

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tragedies worldwide
flooding my senses daily—
fill my bag of tears

 

© 2020 Mark Toney.  All rights reserved.

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My family
My community
My country
Our world

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