Is all injustice created equal?

Is all injustice created equal?

A Poem by Guillaume Cougué
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Gospel of Luke tells us 'he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much,' however are different injustices such as the 1984 miner's strike to the schoolboy waiting to be told off really equal?

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He sits and waits and sulks
as the clock strikes
and on they strike
and on he called to do no wrong 'in judgement,
in meteyard, in weight or in measure,'

And Oh! the boy thinks he see's this,
but his judgement clouded by soot black eyes.
And so he only sees the adults have struck him wrong
as he sits and waits outside the office
for the Brother, teacher to emerge
as the clock strikes 
and on they strike.

For they can not tolerate the closure of their mines,
the closure of their lives
and so they defy 'Her England,' of which 
Orwell wrote and which came true in 
nineteen-eighty-four

So the boy should not sulk 
as the clock strikes 
and on they strike
as he should see there are greater injustices
or is it true that
'he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.'

© 2011 Guillaume Cougué


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Interesting subject matter, that your writing really helps bring to the fore. A question would be whether in our (the British) current education system, would the boy be tought about the greater injustices in order to be aware of them to realise he shouldn't sulk?

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Interesting subject matter, that your writing really helps bring to the fore. A question would be whether in our (the British) current education system, would the boy be tought about the greater injustices in order to be aware of them to realise he shouldn't sulk?

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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