Justified

Anger
Cries out
Enfolds its rage
Deep within
Heart

Revenge
Draws out
Strong, ancient grief
Surfacing now
Past

Action
Balances this
Eye for eye
Peace found
Justified

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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9 Responses to Justified

  1. I have always wondered about eye for eye justice and believe intelligent beings should devise a better way. Thanks for helping me to pause and think.

  2. Ray says:

    Love the pattern. Very creative and done with excellence… as always.

  3. words4jp says:

    i enjoyed reading this piece. the progression and the meaning behind it. just like John stated – very thought provoking. πŸ™‚

  4. satire1982 says:

    Reading this piece made me think of all of the anger I’ve harbored over the years, and how I would always seek revenge. Unfortunately, “eye for an eye” did not always leave me satisfied because sometimes the consequences had a negative impact on me. I like that I was able to connect emotionally with this.

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