Treasure Island

Eric Cockrell


Cant Get No Justice


black man
in them poverty chains
cant get no justice
in them sterile white courts.

blue collar man
in them grimy working chains
cant get no justice
in them insulated courts.

freedom man
in them speak out chains
cant get no justice
in them walled off courts.

poor woman, ha!
in them second class chains
cant get no justice
in them man-god courts.

you and me
in them angry tired chains
cant get no justice
in them fictional courts!

Submitted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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  • Terence George Craddock (9/20/2011 10:34:00 PM)

    Money buys not justice but freedom; laws are elastic for the rich; the rich man's club gets off on technicalities, corruption extortion manipulation, exploitation are their rules; the kangaroo court sits lectures to the poor, sucks up to folding mammon; but the supreme court is not an American court; God does not plea bargain. (Report) Reply

  • Stefanie Fontker (9/20/2011 3:24:00 PM)

    It is seldom that I am able to truly see an act of justice, you are very right. Beautiful writing, as always. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (9/20/2011 11:10:00 AM)

    Another great poem. Justice like anything else, for the rich.
    Nine times out of ten the poor man never gets justice.
    But every now and again, twenty years down the line
    They manage to get the justice they deserve.
    But their few and far between. Fantastic write. (Report) Reply

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