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One Is Never Really Free

A Poem on our Justice System and Prison

Image by Jody Davis from Pixabay

Justice, unjustly meted out to the unjust by the unjust.

Reason, seldom seen behind the deed,

Blind law, throwing mercy into the trash,
Though everybody deserves a second chance.

Here, like Orwell would have it,

All are equal, but some are more equal than the others.

The rich get a plush room, while the poor felons get a stinky one,

And yet, a vile serial killer and a sorry thief
that steals for his daily bread are given the same berth.

Even though the sentence is over,
One is never really free!

Doesn’t our reform system need reform itself!

Thank you Tooth Truth Roopa Vikesh, for this interesting prompt.
Read her lovely poem here:

On a sideline, I love prison break movies! The ones I watched are
Escape from Alcatraz, Escape Plan, and The Shawshank Redemption.

The never-ending poetry train was started by Martin Rushton.

Anybody is free to continue the chainmail.

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Tired of a normal life. Afraid of a different one. I’ve taken refuge in Poetry and dreams. Aspiring Aspirer.