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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - The System May Be Bent

The System May Be Bent

by

James Bredin


The justice system seems to have slid slowly down a deep hole,
Where special interests of special people play a popular role,
And criminals are not criminals Ďcause their crimes just donít count,
And evidence is not evidence regardless of the amount.

And the welfare state is considered safe and noble and good,
Importing drugs by single mothers accepted and understood,
Itís the amount of mitigating circumstances that count,
And the overrepresentation in jail to no small amount.

These skewed special trials for the obviously favored few,
Lack all equality when their vested interests are on view,
They just scream "systemic racism," and the system falls apart,
Why not close the scheme down before they even start?

And everyone is silent as if these vested-interest types are right,
Someone might scream "racist," so everyone slithers out of sight,
Cowed by their statistics that they show as proof of discrimination,
And they manipulate the system to criminal elation.

But their numbers donít show any proof of inequality,
As they insert their information as their favored frivolity,
And the appointed judges who never answer a question,
Should concern themselves with justice and not left-wing affections.


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