A Precious World

The air today breathes fresh and light. No sign of smog, no dust in sight
Can you believe what you see afar? That perfect, precious, world of ours

A nervous youngster knots his band. Fingers crossed, things go as planned
He worries about his booming voice. It makes a whisper so much noise
Courts are proper, he’s been told. Speak softly lest you seem too bold
No antics please, they’ll turn you out. No politics, drama, don’t scream and shout
For etiquette rules both bench and bar, in that perfect, precious world of ours

A judicial magistrate drums his fingers. He is patient but worry lingers
It’s barely noon, his board is done. A handful decisions, he’s dictated each one
Alone in court, one eye on the door. Is someone aggrieved? You need something more?
More cases, judgments – that’s the only way ahead. Elevations these days hang by a thread
No time to spare, to waste the hour, in that perfect, precious, world of ours

His lordship hastens to clear his board. The Habeas Corpus cannot be ignored
Now, Court Master, all else shall wait. No question of adjournment, we’ll hear it today
Out comes the verdict by the end of the week: its illegal detention, set the poor man free
He knows full well the nature of his job. The weak need protection and wronged men, hope
That might shall never prevail over law, in that perfect, precious, world of ours

Later in the evening, roster in hand. Attentive but tired, alone sits a man
His only concern, power must be dispersed. Justice should be seen, just as it is served
They heap criticisms, he doesn’t mind the least. His task is done if the people freely speak
That he goes by ‘chief’ is almost an irony, he’s a servant of the court, a watchman of its legacy
Beyond this description, he wields little power, in that perfect, precious, world of ours

The clock strikes midnight and all is peace. By a pledge redeemed, a free country sleeps
Could it be real or just some lark? That perfect, precious, world of ours?

Published by midlawcrisis

Lawyer, Entrepreneur, Professional, interested in whats going on around me- socially, politically, culturally-, restless, active

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