Sunday, August 03, 2014

Just Haiku

"No justice, no peace,"
but there also must be truth
for the world to stand

Kindness and justice
don't often come together
unless you are G-d

The Torah tells us
"Justice, justice shall ye seek"
your way, and for real

Using laws fairly
is a complicated thing.
I yearn for justice.

Is my quietness
a form of injustice too,
as those sayings go?

Justice and conscience
should live together as one;
tell that to lawyers

Is there big justice
and medium and small size
or only justice?

Justice may be scarce
hard to find or to acheive
yet we have to try.

Counting on justice
can lead to being bitter
until you bring it

Redemption will come
to Zion and to the world
by way of justice.

9 Comments:

Blogger Usha Menon said...

Very good take on the prompt.

August 4, 2014 at 1:58 AM  
Blogger Locomente said...

OMG!
This is really good!

August 4, 2014 at 2:38 AM  
Blogger payal agarwal said...

"Redemption will come.." Powerful!

August 4, 2014 at 2:56 AM  
Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann said...

Zion will be redeemed with justice -
Isaiah 1:27

August 4, 2014 at 3:57 AM  
Anonymous Reading Pleasure said...

Uniquely done!

August 4, 2014 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Tournesol ~ dans un jardin said...

Excellent series that leaves the reader contemplating seriously! Justice and conscience should live together...how powerful!also, Justice may be scarce,
hard to find or to achieve,
yet we have to try. yes, we must keep trying.

August 4, 2014 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger rallentanda said...

So many good points.
My favourite is the quiteness being a form of injustice. It takes courage to speak out. Much easier not to rock the boat and maintain the status quo.

August 4, 2014 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Ramesh Sood said...

I find them interesting.. difficult to think and develop so many in one go.. not to give you an A++ would not be justice.

I am here:

http://rameshsood.blogspot.in/2014/08/moon-cries-for-justice-haiku.html

August 6, 2014 at 6:34 AM  
OpenID rajkumarmilan said...

ah wonderful Rabbi ! love them all

August 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM  

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