Law v. Love Courts of Justice, 1967

A poem from Cashel: Tales of the emigres

If you subject Love to the common law

-No matter what the judgment you intend-

You make uncommon Love a common whore

An outcome which no lawyer aught defend.

If Law declares a crime where Love presides,

Love’s dignity‘s not lost in legal shame:

Shame’s slander with the libellous Law resides

If honest Love dares not to speak its name.

Abusing competence of Statue Law

(Subjecting Love to false imprisonment)

Is one injustice, Justice should abhor;

An Act, from which, just judges aught dissent.

Blind justice may try whatever you have done;

But Love will tell you what is right or wrong.



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