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The Justice of the Crossroads

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The Justice of the Crossroads

They've hung on him a For sale tag
He's wearing a stale old plastic bag
And the rest of him is in rags
The whole world passes by him
Stops and stares, or points at whim
Mad Marley stands there everyday 
Without  a job without the pay
He knew no place but where he stood 
On that busy trafficked crossing road
He was waiting for something to happen there
Perhaps the justice that the judges couldn't spare
Of some  long forgotten clash of cars 
That had claimed his life and all its hours
So there he stood all the time
As the crowd of cars grew in line
Then one day, a day like any other 
He saw a car hit another
And out fell a man, the man with the scar
Who had killed his wife and children with his car
A drop of blood trickled down the man's nose
Mirroring Mad Marley's teardrops as he rose
He removed his for sale tag and plastic bag
Took out the bullet that, for these 18 years he had, had
And the rusted barrel of the gun
He had sworn he would use to avenge his son

Mad Marley fell on the pavement alone and dead
With the bullet lodged inside his head

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  1. Date: 9/19/2012 10:28:00 AM
    A belated welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Noyan. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol 09/19/2012

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 3:45:00 PM
    too many force rhyme.. however, keep them coming... one love.. Perhaps the justice that the judges couldn't spare he was waiting for something to happen there force rhyme..

    Dhauga Avatar Noyan Dhauga
    Date: 9/16/2012 3:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I didnt think much of it when i was writing it... but now dat u pointed it out it really stands out...thank u ill keep dat in mynd for my next venture :)
  1. Date: 9/13/2012 7:57:00 PM
    Wow, Mad Marley had alot of pain inside to live with, guess that is why he couldn't live, so much pain, Your write is very dramatic but clear and for that well written, peace be with you, debra

    Dhauga Avatar Noyan Dhauga
    Date: 9/16/2012 3:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank u very much ......drmas my forte :p
  1. Date: 9/13/2012 8:47:00 AM
    A very deep poem. I'll have to revisit this one. On the first read I thought the plastic bag was a body bag. That his spirit stood on the crossing road. But, like I say i'll have to revisit this poem when I have more time. My favorite line is line 13 That claimed his life and all its hours Very well done. Bravo

    Dhauga Avatar Noyan Dhauga
    Date: 9/13/2012 9:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'v always personally believed that the essence of a poem is in the interpretation of the individual reader. So interpret it the way u lyk it......... :) Thank u very much for commenting Peace
  1. Date: 9/13/2012 5:33:00 AM
    Will welcome you to the P-Soup. Hope you'll have great joys of this page. You write very well, I hope you will share more poems here. Have a nice day. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)

    Dhauga Avatar Noyan Dhauga
    Date: 9/13/2012 6:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much.....:)