Sometimes justice comes for those yet unborn, so that their eyes never face the light,

So they never experience hate, or hurt, or doom or dread,

But for those of us left alive, justice is like dark whispers in the dead of night

A rumour of friendly spirits turned to dust, a dream, a wish… the wind.


Sometimes justice comes in our imagination, hope of victory, promise of vengeance,

Thoughts of retribution for bloodshed, visions of peace from pain,

Sometimes justice comes for those who fall asleep, whose eyes will never see another dawn

Sometimes justice comes for the lost, sometimes justice comes for the departed.


And so we dream of justice for generations lost in the waters,

Justice for those whose songs were silenced, snatched as they sang,

Justice for stillborn dreams, desires destroyed at their dawn,

Justice for those forced to live in shadow, in the valley of tears, in the sunken place,

Justice for the bodies, whose souls were stolen into silence,

Justice for those who disappear when their skies explode in fire and fury,

Justice for those struck down in unsafe havens they dared to call home,

By familiar faces, looked upon with love and longing…

We dream of justice,

And so we fight for justice,

And so we live for justice,

Because sometimes, sometimes…justice comes.


  1. Justice in the law court, in the midst of several layers of inequalities in our society, is never to be possible.

    There is no unique definition for right and wrong every time. We have different colours, different faiths, different perceptions even towards law,

    The individual lawyers and judges dispensing justice have their limitations in discernment, prejudice and political will. Sometimes when you are bold enough to pronounce a judgement according to the evidence before you and what you know, the society may burn,

    The worst part of the inequalities is the access to justice, justice is still on sale and you pay to get some freedom not justice.

    Nevertheless most people who err know that they are wrong and those people wrongly convicted also know that the judgement against them is wrong.

    Hence the main focus is not getting the unattainable justice but to minimize the
    number of injustices our courts find themselves awarding injustices to innocent citizens.


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