Justice is mentioned glibly, yet
Many a time it fails,
Casting a shroud of disbelief —
The distrust it entails.
When justice bears its burden
To propel the progress of living,
It enters into a covenant of trust,
Through a process of taking and giving —
A process far “above the salt,”
Falling not in neglect,
But steering straight toward its goal,
In terms of its effect.
A prejudiced panel of jurors
May not be one that counts
For or against an accused,
Leading to a questionable judgment
Biased and abused.
The mills of justice that are set
To grind are widely known,
The grinding may be futile
When away the truth is blown.
True justice sets itself apart
From a judge and a jury who
Can only pave a way to see
The burden carried through.
also by Maurice D. Sassoon:
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