wordcraze By wordcraze, 8th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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i m a lawyer & a lawyer saying this, should mean something....wrote this one in the early days of my litigation (sometime last year) on a dull sluggish day at the court, while minutely observing things and people around me.

and for JUSTICE they wait.....

Finely decorated,
With lights and cool air in abundance,
This is a room where sits the king,
The king of justice in modern times,
And his abode called "court room"!

A place where;
People from all over flock together,
To get what they direly need,
Justice - as we know it,
Coz ethically, it’s that one thing,
Which money can’t buy!

Poor fellas!
They know not the harsh reality,
They sit with hopes as high as eagle's flight,
Worn out, tiered, in a miserable plight,
Awaiting the moment when things would change,
And change for better...

But that moment takes ages,
And ages they wait,
Sometimes with patience;
Sometimes in frustration,
But they wait,
As justice is their only bait...

Lights in those rooms go on and off,
The air’s sometimes cool - sometimes just fine,
The chairs rust to dust,
And new sparkling ones adorn the room,
Faces of kings change too,
But one thing never changes,
And that is their wait...

With hope in their hearts,
And aspirations in their eyes,
They still believe in the system,
They still worship the king - Godlike,
They still bow down to this court - room,
Knowing that someday truth will triumph!

"Satyameva jayate" - truth alone triumphs...
And it does!
But a little error here is,
That truth in today's date,
Is different and a farce,
It’s a lie in disguise;
A superficial mask,
That will worn out one day,
Showing the ugly side of it...

And till then,
They will have to wait.
With faith alive and hope intact,
If justice is their only bait,
And justice they shall get...

justice delayed is justice denied

In India, courts are flooded with cases and there is a huge backlog of cases, some cases surprisingly even take 10-20-30-40 years to get cleared. And as we all know, money buys everything today! Poor - common men have nothing but faith and hope that they shall get justice, someday.... as they say, Justice Delayed is Justice Denied!


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author avatar wordcraze
i m a lawyer by profession..so love everything that revolves around law and society...
i m a poet by passion...so i m in love with words...and an avid reader...so my life revolves around words!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
9th Feb 2012 (#)

I am certain that with a Lawyer such as yourself, the world of the down trodden will be a better place to live in and the slogan: " Justice Delayed is Justice Denied! will be changed to: "Justice delayed, no longer denied." I pray that you never loose sight of this divinely inspired poem which you have written. May it ever be a guiding light before your feet. Namaste :-))

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
9th Feb 2012 (#)

Unadulterated feelings laid bare, wordcraze. When we recognise there is a real problem, half the battle is won! We all live with hope that justice will be served in end. If not here, maybe at another place! - siva

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author avatar wordcraze
26th Feb 2012 (#)

thank you @tranquilpen and @siva! thanks for your appreaciating and encouraging words!!!

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