SuSTAINed OBJECTION OverRULED

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I have thousands of words to say about this, but no time and no guarantee it would be a good use of the reader’s time to read it. So here’s the gist. “Justice” is a commodity bought and sold. Whoever has the gold makes the rules. Stay out of court if you can help it, unless you’re one of my many attorney friends.

I thought it would be cute to save my edits as “stricken from the record” but visible. The editing was mostly done to resolve inconsistency of meter. Here is what is in the final transcript:

So have your day in court–but, DAMN, you should’ve just said no
UNserved justice–you get drubbed–it’s bad for your C.V
So dismiss it without prejudice–hot cup of joe
Taken quickly–chased with H2O to quell the sear
Ah: the “juris” loses “prudence”: THEY’re rich; YOU are queer
It’s a plague, or, at the very least, a case of flu
Nor will there be vaccinations–that’d be so dull
Egos, greed–litigiousness gives Devils what’s not due
Dockets have their wolf packs–& the young and weak are culled

1 comment
  1. I have enjoyed this poem because of the beautiful way you have put all these words together to express how the judicial system is a mined field of corruption. There is always power abuse from a ruling minority that subdues the rest. In some countries this is not so grave and much under control though up to a certain extent (hoarding and corruption are behaviors that respond to desire of power, an inevitable human trait). Some Scandinavian countries seem to have found better remedies to this perhaps because their democracy foundations are more solid, following your poem lines “It’s a plague, or, at the very least, a case of flu”. I come from Catalonia where Spain’s oligarchy has become a plague, imprisons innocent people, power abuse grows rampantly day after day and so the separation of powers is blurred. Politics is being judicialised and, as you say in your poem (I love the last two lines) “Egos, greed–litigiousness gives Devils what’s not due/ Dockets have their wolf packs–& the young and weak are culled”.

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