Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Justice is so fair


Justice for the rich
Prison for the poor
Just who would want for more

Guilty is a sin
Locked up you must be
So that you're no longer free

Your kids were hungry
That you could not abide
Now you'll be rotting here inside

Business man here too
Special treatment he'll rank
Will be out soon with money in the bank

Justice is so fair
So what's your colour Jack?
A long sentence, 'cos you're black

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Note that Aboriginal prisoners in Australian jails comprise 30% of the total incarcerated compared with a comparative population of 2.3%.




14 comments:

  1. Oh this is the sad truth - the big embezzlers do token time and retain their misgotten riches. Argh.

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  2. Well done! A welcome flippancy suggesting what would truly be just.

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  3. Even when they get the same amount of time (rarely), some people get better prison conditions than others. Justice isn't exactly just.

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  4. ugh..the insufferable human kind!!! a nice response to the prompt..

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  5. Its so sad to see another country with the similar incarceration problems as rhe US. Well written.

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  6. Clearly, justice is not blind. It sees the color of money, and the color of skin. Good poem! I like the sarcasm it contains.

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  7. Ouch! A good reminder of the injustice of justice. Love your picture.

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  8. Your irony works perfectly here,illustrating the harsh, unfair truth.

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  9. A hardhitting fact. What you say is too true... and I hate it to be so true...! :(

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  10. Well, this sure says it like it is! Accurate & hard hitting.

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  11. You said it all masterfully!

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  12. How true! A different justice for the poor and rich, and a different reading of the law for black and white. Brings to mind "Les Miserables" and Jean Valjean's sentence for the theft of a loaf of bread...

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