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VENGEANCE OR JUSTICE (an Alouette poem)

Before the storm comes

After the dirt’s done

There’s a moment of relief.

Body’s still buried

No need to worry

But uncovered bones bring grief.

 

When crimes are revealed

Fates are sometimes sealed

Before defendants cop pleas.

Sentence mandated

Remorse belated

Lynch mobs look for trees

 

Vengeance or justice?

Hiss’tree will judge us

Whether we were right or wrong

In our laws and deeds.

How’d we meet the needs

Of our justice-seeking throng?


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