Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Justice and the Beast

The scales of justice
Tipped in favour
Of depravity
Again.

Evil spat in the face of courage
And walked free.

If heaven holds a place
For those who pray
What does hell reserve
For those who don’t?

© Maeve Heneghan

Self-confessed rapist father walks free

Maeve Heneghan is a native of County Dublin.  She has been writing poetry and short stories for a number of years now and has had some of her work published with First Cut, Verse land,  Static Poetry and Every Day Poets.

10 comments:

  1. Shocking and sad. Good write Maeve!

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  2. Many thanks. Indeed so shocking but hopefully justice will still prevail in this case.

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  3. Shocking indeed, Maeve. Thankfully, public opinion won the day. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Well done, Maeve.
    A cruel irony now is that while much has been made of the Judge's later apology, the suspension of 9 years remains.
    Justice is only as fair as those who dispense it.
    NL

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  5. Thank you all for your responses. Hopefully this brave lady has paved the way for others in similar circumstances to come forward and keep fighting for the justice they deserve.

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  6. A great picture of what happened, the words really strike home, love it.

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  7. May the fighters for justice continue to blaze a trail and put the so called justice systems to shame until it does its job.

    Beautifully said Maeve!!!

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  8. Mary, Mari and Bernadette many thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Yes, voices must continue to shout and be heard.

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