Revenge is Never Sweet [sonnet]

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The taking of revenge implies a lack
of faith in natures wonderway to make
a person’s own wrongdoing bounce right back
upon them so they pay for their mistake.

Retribution doesn’t need incitement
on our part. The law of life has decreed
we will all receive a just indictment.
So we shall reap the way we sow our seed.

And now I hear a choir of angry rhyme:
“What right have you to judge us in our grief?
These people have to suffer for their crime.”
But all you’re seeking is your own relief.

    For vengeance never can to us belong
    and justice cannot come through doing wrong.

© 2012, Alan Morrison

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