Social Justice Poetry

Justice | A Social Justice Poem by David Russell

Justice took millennia to grow –
In statute books, or engraved on stone;
Set up on high, laid a lot of people low –
Some people skim the highspots
And some can do no more than work and moan.

There’s justice in this world –
If you’re a legal expert it’s right there;
But since it’s a verbal mystery
Some profit, some suffer
And there’s only just a handful who will care.

There’s opportunity for all in this mighty global dance
For those set up by privilege, or eager to take a chance;
And if they do, they smile at the world
And show profound concern.
It’s part of their publicity
They get their due return.

Justice was never simple, but all made up of random bits
Working to the advantage of people who have sharpened wits.

Justice took millennia to grow –
In statute books, or engraved on stone;
Set up on high, laid a lot of people low –
Some people skim the highspots
And some can do no more than work and moan.

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