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Storm ´Shadow´ Blakley

"Justice" by Storm ´Shadow´ Blakley

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when i watch the news it seems like all i see is corrupt officials, politicians, and corporations, and sooner or later they disappear or get out of court on some technicality or another. so, this came out of it.
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Upon a spit of windswept stone

A gnarled old man does stand alone

Blind, Deaf, struck Dumb.


Upon a weathered staff he leans,

Hears not but feels the wind that keens,

A bitter cold mountain wind.


The angry gusts do now confuse him,

His Light of Faith slowly grows dim,

As he realizes his cruel plight.


By protégé, student, he was here led,

The weary road bowed his hoary head,

Till hand ledt his arm and was gone.


So now he stands on mountain high,

Staring ahead, he can do naught but sigh,

For he knows his doom is nigh.


His wisdom, judgments no longer are heard,

The Courts of Men do twist his Word,

The Scales are unbalanced.


Enforcing Arm now twisted strong,

The Bar cares not for right or wrong,

Corruption free, for now he’s gone.


And is this not the cruelest blow,

Old man abandoned midst blowing snow,

Quietly sits down.

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26 Feb 2007:-) Dragonsluver
'The Courts of Men do twist His word' Ah! I love that part! Very well-written and a pleasure to read!

:-) Storm ´Shadow´ Blakley replies: "thanks, i had fun with it."
8 Mar 2007:-) Musty Zein
Well written poem with a really cool rhyming scheme. Again, it reminds me of Milton for some reason. I loved the poem and liked how wrote about justice...too true unfortunately. Good stuff!

:-) Storm ´Shadow´ Blakley replies: "i have been reading milton lately... glad to know i was influenced by a master... as to the justice theme, well, my mother's a lawyer so i hear about it firsthand, and this came out. thanks!"
9 Apr 2007:-) Emma Kathryn
Well done, very moving and poignant. I like you style! Looking forward to seeing more from you!

Lotsaluv, Em

:-) Storm ´Shadow´ Blakley replies: "thanks, i do have more on the way, stay tuned..."
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 • Created by: :-) Storm ´Shadow´ Blakley
 • Copyright: ©Storm ´Shadow´ Blakley. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Betrayal, Justice, Teacher
 • Categories: Angels, Religious, Spiritual, Holy, Royalty, Kings, Princes, Princesses, etc, Wizards, Priests, Druids, Sorcerers...
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