Saturday, February 26, 2011

The scales of social change

scales illustration

the magistrate wearies
of the same old stories,
excuses and creative alibis

social conflict paraded
beyond the apology and handshake
of a more civilised era

spite unrestrained
fills the barristers' pockets
litigation unrestrained

(c) Merlene Fawdry 2011

1 comment:

  1. This is so true Merlene, especially your last stanza. A workman was injured in my house last year, and he duly sued. When I said to the insurance company rep that I felt sorry for the man, he was hurt after all, the rep said, 'don't, he's going to have a nice holiday at your expense'. But not as nice a holiday as his lawyers, I'm sure!


For some reason I'm yet to fathom I'm unable to reply to comments left by others so thank you for dropping by and taking the time to read and comment. Merlene