Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Day 7 Lent

Thy Name is Mercy

        When mercy seasons justice: therefore, Jew,
        Though justice be thy plea, consider this,
        That in the course of justice, none of us
        Should see salvation:..
                   -- Merchant of Venice.  Shakespeare

What mercy
the many condemned
to live in squalor, penned
up in their quarters, asked
to leave the premises, all
named with the same
epithets, accused as one?
 How often justice and mercy
 wear the name tags of those
 who wield the power.
Forgive us. Forgive them.


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