righteously named

Dedicated to my grandson (and the ideal of justice).





strong and steady

heady weight

equality of fairness

legacy’s liberty

lawfully determined

liberty’s legacy

fairness of equality

heavy wait

steady and strong






14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bryan Ens
    Nov 09, 2014 @ 04:52:04

    Very cool format… And the play on words is brilliant!


  2. claudia
    Nov 08, 2014 @ 18:32:14

    so is your grandson’s name Justus?
    a friend of my daughter is called Justine – the righteous – always loved the name – it’s pronounced french…


  3. Sumana Roy
    Nov 08, 2014 @ 12:37:38

    wow what a lovely palindrome effect !!..


  4. Glenn Buttkus
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 18:59:14

    Wow, I just adore that name; gosh, Justus; may have to borrow it for a character one day; never heard of it; prefer it to Odin, which some friends named their grandson. Justice is blindfolded, remember, & the more money you have, the sweeter the outcome. Saw a tabloid this week. O.J. is dying in prison, so now he is saying, “Yeah, I did it! So what?”


  5. Scenara (@scenara)
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 18:57:38

    Your physical poem shape reflects equality. Your word placement reflects balance. Your meaning relfects justice. Nice.


  6. Gay Reiser Cannon
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 17:18:27

    A tribute indeed! It is wonderful to discover those noble qualities in our children and grandchildren and it is satisfying to praise and encourage them. We remember our grandparents all our lives and it becomes a responsibility of love every minute we’re with them. Well done!


  7. billgncs
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 15:41:58

    I agree, justus can be myopic


  8. bmiller007 (@bmiller007)
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 15:09:03

    just us…and justice…
    ha….there is a big difference…though justice is often about
    just us….


  9. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 14:04:48

    Oh if justice was fair.. but at least that’s the ambition isn’t it…


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