a certain branch of justice

a certain branch of justice

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

a certain branch of justice


moving violations
the trees with suspended license
tipsy with drink from the storm
sway, then fall
the eyes of the leaves turn red
as autumn winds
incriminate

the azure sky in uniform
arrests---
the clouds hold court
frigid faces of the jury
abhor the damage done
the chaos incurred 

the tall defendants 
sentenced to the chipper
while God gets off with only a warning.

erin-cilberto
1/13/22

© 2022 jacob erin-cilberto


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We the people being the jury witness the destruction caused by inundating rain and winds that we can't comprehend. And who's to blame? Not God. We the people?

Has anyone ever accused you of being prolific? I turn my attention for a moment to write and review and you've emptied your brain like a spilled glass of wine that is perpetually filled as it spills! I'll get to the rest later. I need to watch the news and see what new destruction the planet wages. Like underwater volcanoes!

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind review, Bill.
I have no choice, I just feel like a conduit more than .. read more
William Michael Reeves

1 Week Ago

I'm willing to let you pass the buck. 'Cause I know just what you're talking about.
kind of like a dunkard in the beginning...
love the metaphors used, leaves us viewers wondering what to think.
very creative and brilliant

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind words, Lady K.
j.
Great ending! Very clever use of words and title! I love the clouds holding court. Will definitely be reading more of your writing.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind review, Tara...and I really like your avatar...in my early childhood I spent.. read more
Wow, very strong powerful write here, this is amazing

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind words, Beckies,
j.
As is your wont, it is a wonderful extended metaphor, and I wish I had written the marvelous second and third lines.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

As I was rereading your book, I found too many lines to mention of yours that I would have liked to .. read more
'while God gets off with only a warning.

the buck stops here !!!

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

yes, it does. Thank you, ABG
j.
ABG phase3

1 Week Ago

actually warning after warning after warning
how many until people wake up?
i have yet.. read more
ABG phase3

1 Week Ago

there is a time for all things to come to an end
adios my friend, perhaps our paths may cross.. read more
Before reaching your last verse the image I was having is similar, the powers/God/Gods up looking down angry at all the injustice over this earth. if earth's justice can't be applied. Heavens' justice is certainly real and offered.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

It certainly is real...and thank you, lightsong,
j.
A thoroughly enjoyable read ‘tipsy with drink from the storm’ a lovely line, that made me smile, cheers Jacob.

Best wishes,

Lathen

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Thank you for your kind words Lathen,
j.
This fine write reminds me of the song " if a tree falls in the forest does anybody hear." An excellent piece of writing J.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind words, andrew.
j.
Jacob, you just awe your readers!
This poem will be remembered always. Such humor and creativity!
Yes, God seems mostly above reproach. Kind of unfair, isn't it?

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

yeah, kind of unfair....
thank you for your kind words, DIVYA.
I am just a conduit who.. read more
DIVYA

1 Week Ago

Conduit....another beautiful word.
You're welcome :)

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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at a community college and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. I am here to read for inspiration from other po.. more..

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