(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)


That Justice is a blind goddess
Is a thing to which we black are wise:
Her bandage hides two festering sores
That once perhaps were eyes.

by Langston Hughes

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this estory a like is very
I feel like this might be a longer piece that was edited to just one stanza, at any rate those 4 lines convey an entire depth of thought, and emotion that pack a literary punch.
Her bandage hides two festering sores.... truth expressed in sarcasm.. tony
Her bandages hide two festering sores. Experience with justice is bitter for many. No doubt. Lucky are the ones not caught in its blind paws.
Justice! ! Only with the eyes of the truth. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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