In(Justice)

16th century
Justitia
Went blindfolded –
To view the truth.
Her left hand
Held double-edged sword –
To drive home reason and justice.
Her right hand
Held set of scales –
To load the subject’s ‘two sides’
On them and decide the outcome
Based on the needle’s direction.

21st century
Judiciary
Went wide-eyed –
To view the loophole.
Their left hands
Held double standard code –
To drive home corruption and injustice.
Their right hands
Held set of scales –
To load the subject’s ‘two sides’
On them and decide the payoff
Based on the needle’s direction.

Same
Justitia if gets life
In 21st century
Will be blindfolded –
To view the falsity.
Her left hand
Will hold double-edged sword –
To drive home disloyal’s blood and justice.
Her right hand
Will hold set of scales –
To load the judiciary’s ‘loop holes’
On one side and based on the needle’s direction
Destroy them to bring scales equal.

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About Ramesh Anand

Ramesh Anand authored Newborn Smiles, a book of haiku poetry published by Cyberwit.Net Press. His haiku has appeared in many publications, across 11 countries, including Bottle Rockets Press, ACORN, Magnapoets, The Heron's Nest, Simply Haiku and Frogpond. His Haiku has been translated in German, Serbian, Japanese, Croatian and Tamil. His short verses have been honored by Muse India, Voicesnet and Boloji. He has been nominated and shortlisted for Muse India's young writer award for 2012. he blogs at http://ramesh-inflame.blogspot.com

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