Empathy

Justice speaks the truth

 

Justice is blind

with ears covered

Mercy is shocked

with mouth covered

 

Justice gives nothing

and takes it all.

Mercy takes nothing

and gives it all.

 

Mercy listens with respect

and convenes with a fiat

Justice will not hear of it

and adjourns with a quid pro quo

 

Mercy opens a dialogue,

“Here I am”

Justice closes the book

“Guilty” or “Not Guilty”

 

Mercy truly listens

 

 

 

 

 

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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