When justice is forced to sit
In open stalls of the markets,
Forced to be haggled upon…
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In a free for all, a bedlam
Where the weak and the young,
The old, poor and helpless,
For the strong and the rich!
Oh, this canon so etched,
Beautifully on both slates reads:
“Turn the other when slapped here,
Regardless of the pain, shame
Is largely of the same purpose.
Forgiveness has its bar pegged at
At seventy times seventy times per day;
These reprisals and retributions are uncalled for!
Written by: Jon Manuels Enekele
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson