Impatient for Justice

Justice—the mere word

Clenches my jaw, chokes

Me, lest bitter-pricked tears

Turn to racking sobs…

It is stones in my mouth

Sharp-edged, sour-tasting

Vomited from heart.

Everyday I stand, hunched

Over on old painful joints

Watching for arrival of justice…

After all, God’s Word promises

He will do, send it in His time.

I remind Him often, nag, in

In case He’s forgotten how

Important justice is to many…

Crucial need not mine alone.

Those in positions of authority—

Also plagued by demands, pleas

Cries for justice—pledge to get

It for “the people”…victims of

All ages, color and creed, who

Suffer dearth of justice.

My impatience is shared…we

Weary who crave sweet taste

Justice, to fill holes in tattered

Souls, want no more crumbs

Assurances that we are heard.

We have waited…and long for


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Language to Appease, Spare Me

How ears despise double-talk of

Language which seeks to appease

Refusing to address significant

Issues, bring genuine resolution.

So tedious the irrelevant excuses

Pitiable pleas for forbearance

Hypocrisy ladled like unpalatable gravy.

The smiling deceit wears away patient

Goodwill, strength of character, and

Willingness to continue in relationship.




©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.