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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Justice and the Beast

The scales of justice
Tipped in favour
Of depravity

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.


Anonymous said...

Shocking and sad. Good write Maeve!

Buttercup said...

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

Eamon O C said...

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

projectwords11 said...

Excellent Maeve

Anonymous said...

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.

Buttercup said...

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.

Mary T Bradford said...

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

Mari said...

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!!!

Bernadette said...

A punch packing great write.

Buttercup said...

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