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Fundamental Justice


The lawyer-witches 
watch over the villages.
Each an agent
delegated by a different god.

(One boy threatens another
boasting that his father 
would beat the other's up)

On behalf of their clients, 
the witches dance about the courthouse,
legal argument
for the distant and silent heaven-dwellers 
who stand by to witness.

Such is justice
in noisy paradise,
always dangerous
from bugs, tigers
and war.




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  1. Date: 8/24/2012 3:43:00 PM
    justice? you must have money to get 'justice?' Light & Love

    Schaeffer Avatar Don Schaeffer
    Date: 8/25/2012 8:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You need power to get jusice. You can get it from your lawyer who gets it from his god. Thanks Debbie.