Lady Justice

Lady Justice

Where are you sweet Justice
I thought I heard your name
While wandering in the darkness
And then the moment came
When your truth arose to shatter
The beliefs within my mind
For the two-edged sword you carry
Cuts from either side
There within your hand
The inequity of your scale
Sways over a land
The hand of Justice failed
Detached from what you’d done
You did not see your sin
Blinded by obscurity
Opposition won again
Remove your veil sweet Justice
And open up your eyes
Perhaps the day will come
When you’ll sprout wings and rise
To point your blade towards evil
By measuring the weight
Of truth that lies within
The heart of each debate
O’ kiss the wounds of children
With your pallid lips
And touch the scars of women
With your stone-cold fingertips
Heal the broken-hearted
By descending from your throne
Embrace with retribution
Those who seek you as their own
Where are you sweet Justice
Can’t you hear your children cry
Your name throughout the ages
Sweet Justice do not die

©Kay Salady


About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on July 15, 2013, in poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thoughtworthy and beautiful


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