Opened Eyes of Justice

Opened Eyes of Justice

A Poem by Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
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A quick reflection of what is lost when justice is not served by law that is supposed to govern all inequity.

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Opened Eyes of Justice

By

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada 

"Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on." - Thurgood Marshall 

She is no longer blind
Her heart devoid of empathy for the victim
Corruption has spoiled the balance she holds

Justice is not weighted by truth but by bullet 
Justice is not held by standard but by money
Justice is not equal in law nor in color

Left to the winds of mercy what do we reap
With eyes open she is like us imperfect 
Biased 
Without 
Honor 
Or
Hope

And gone are
Civility 
Justice 
And...
Us

© 2021 Carlos Lorenzo Estrada


Author's Note

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
feel free to comment and leave thoughts. Thank you.

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A most amazing and powerful poem on injustice, bias and favoritism. I can't agree more. I pray your message resonate in the halls of power which is people's minds and hearts and do something as one.
The law should be applied equally and justly on all regardless of all external factors. Justice was always meant to protect the innocent victims of all sorts of abuse, crime and violations not the victimizers.
Keep it up sir. At least we can do our part as poets.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you Sami for your kind encouragement. This poem and its message is one I truly believe in. I w.. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Week Ago

Wow! You are welcome sir.
"Justice is not weighted by truth but by bullet
Justice is not held by standard but by money
Justice is not equal in law nor in color"

Posted 1 Week Ago


This is like a poem that I wish many young people living today should read. They try to find humanity in smart devices , when they have to face real situations they become clueless. The poem is full of words of wisdom Carlos, beautiful..

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Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you Ama for the kinds words. I agree that I wish the young generation would look less onto the.. read more
Ama

5 Days Ago

You are very welcome
i feel like i am reading- a page out of life - it is on the mark - plain yet truth to the rose colored glass we sometimes where to - make it day to day - now seeing we are not - at the place of just-us! this poem is for those know just what you are feeling - but those who have never felt this - will never truly understand the deep lost of know there is no light at the end of the tunnel. and the dark calls your name.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you for such a kind comment on this poem I truly appreciate it. This was difficult to write be.. read more
A meaningful piece
I had earlier done a write on the Rittenhouse situation after watching a 17yr. old feel entitled enough to enter a volatile situation carrying a gun, end up killing two people and be deemed not guilty!
The verdict seemed unbelievable but after considering loose gun laws, legal interstate arms travel, movies that employ violence/ guns as a staple, existing, ongoing racial conflicts, unhealthy para-military realities, along with many cases of accommodating law enforcement, I began to see how it was very able to happen.
One headline declared it was now open season on demonstrators!
No sure it is that dramatic but had he been a 'person of color' I feel the outcome would have been much different.
Kudos to you for this write


Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you Dave and you are absolutely correct. Our judicial system here in the states is proving it'.. read more
Hi Carlos, your words are so true. There seems to be such inequality in the justice system, there always has been. It is the haves - the havenots, the whites - the others. One can go down the ever largening list. We have to have one justice for all. Maybe one day it shall be so but I don't see it being sometime soon. Keep the word going forward, Carlos. Have a wonderful Monday....Mike.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you Mike for your honest assessment and comment on equality and the division within our justic.. read more
shadrach hah

1 Week Ago

You are welcome, my friend. Have a wonderful Wednesday....Mike.
Full of wisdom and amazingly written! Each word is full of power and full of thought. Speaking up is one of the best things we can do and you executed that great. But at the same time it’s a beautiful piece with palpable emotions and an amazing flow full of messages and meanings. It’s a rather down sounding poem that shows the grimness of the world and how it’s often rundown just the most angry people. Thank you for sharing!

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Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you Colacat for the kind thoughtful comment I truly appreciate it. I feel it is of vital impor.. read more
Well done, and it’s incumbent on all of us to find a way to speak truth to power and this is one way. Keep writing!

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you Patricia for your comment on this poem. You're absolutely correct we must always speak up .. read more
Patricia

1 Week Ago

You’re welcome;)
In the partisan divide we find ourselves in, justice seems thus defined: If we win, it's justice. If they win, it's injustice. Does not make for rational discussions.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

There is much truth in that statement unfortunately we do not live in rational times where truth is .. read more
And with her eyes open Justice saw us. Trying. Failing. We look like two in a 3 legged race falling all over ourselves in the attempt.

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Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

A profound and truthful statement William. Without her, Lady Justice, there is no society. There are.. read more

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Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

salinas , CA



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