Justice - A Parable

A woman gave birth to a son
named Justice; he had little fun.
If he wanted to play,
his mama would say,
“But only when Justice is done!”

Poor Justice, from morning till night,
tried hard to do everything right.
By the end of the day,
he still could not play,
for his time to do chores was so tight!

His life was a crime with no play!
We all know that crime doesn’t pay.
But were I in his shoes,
having paid all my dues,
I think I might just run away.

Well, sure enough, Justice did flee
and ended up in Tennessee.
With no place to belong,
he felt sad till along
came a girl who smiled tenderly.

Looking ragged, he asked (with some shame)
if the young girl would tell him her name.
“Can you guess?” said the Miss.
“Here’s a clue. It is this. . . 
Those who have me don’t take all the blame.”

The young man did not have a clue
what her name was; it was all new.
He’d never hear of
- yet soon grew to love -
this girl  and her charming name too.

Today Justice likes more his life
because this girl lessens his strife.
He learned her name well
when in love he fell
and Mercy he took for a wife!

For the Story Poem Contest Poetry Contest of Carol Eastman

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 7/5/2016 6:30:00 AM
Fantastically clever.
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Date: 7/3/2016 10:46:00 PM
Loved it.... congratulations..Seren
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Date: 7/2/2016 12:25:00 PM
Congrats...this so nice! :)
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Date: 1/30/2016 8:29:00 PM
Now here is a poet who follows all the rules of limerick writing and tells a good story that is entertaining. You cannot ask for more than that.
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Date: 1/30/2016 7:40:00 PM
Now here is a poet who follows all the rules of limerick writing and tells a good story that is entertaining. You cannot ask for more than that.
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Date: 9/30/2015 1:21:00 AM
A nice write with a surprise at the end. Julia, xx
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Date: 9/14/2015 2:20:00 PM
Wonderful Limerick series Andrea, nice one, James :) :)
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Date: 9/10/2015 3:53:00 PM
lovely limerick series here, my friend
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Date: 9/10/2015 5:46:00 AM
I dont know how you come up with these brilliant limerick stories that a so perfect. Just amazing talent Andrea! 7
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Date: 9/10/2015 5:22:00 AM
What a fine twist in the name of Justice! Very innovative, Andrea! Congrats!
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Date: 9/10/2015 4:04:00 AM
Great! I like the captivating flow of this poem... Congrats, Andrea.
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Date: 9/9/2015 11:36:00 PM
Haha! Dear Andrea... how cleverly you have played with your pen to depict such a serious matter through your wonderful poem... Big congrats. Hugs, Bobby
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Date: 9/9/2015 6:42:00 PM
You have a fascinating imagination. This is clever and fun. Something I enjoyed reading more than once. Stories in poetry are very special and have taught me a lot. Thank-you, Andrea.
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Date: 9/9/2015 11:43:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea on your win.
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Date: 9/9/2015 9:35:00 AM
nice win. SKAT
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Date: 9/9/2015 1:28:00 AM
Very wonderful write Andrea n a superb win! Big congrats!
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Date: 9/8/2015 3:44:00 PM
I must admit I've never been a huge fan of Limericks but one was great.
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Date: 9/8/2015 2:55:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats Andrea:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 9/8/2015 1:47:00 PM
Just so great that you have such a knack for rhyme and the flow of this has me tapping my foot along with it. Made me laugh. My sister the girl with the sense of humor.
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Date: 9/8/2015 1:46:00 PM
I really like your justice poem, Andrea. Congrats on your nice win. Sandra
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Date: 9/8/2015 1:43:00 PM
Fantastic write Andrea and a great and funny read! Thank you for entering into my contest.
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Date: 9/8/2015 12:35:00 PM
Your noble descriptive flows smoothly within readers sense..... The picture its depicted convey the message within... I love how it was constructed. I burst into laughing as I read this. Excellent write Andrea......A.M.
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Date: 9/8/2015 9:09:00 AM
Love this!! You make limericks look effortless. Seamless flow with interesting images and humour. Great job!
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Date: 9/8/2015 8:58:00 AM
I find an air of morality here dear poet! I'm laughing because I am headed to the Court House and find it amusing reading "Justice" and "Mercy" when you must have $$$$$ to get them! *smiles* Great write Andrea! Have a wonderful new week....much love, james
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Date: 9/8/2015 8:39:00 AM
Masterpiece and interesting write. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing it.
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