I’ve Noticed Catholic Prayers Ask for Mercy, Never Justice

On the Killing of War Criminals

Do not look for justice while calling for blood,
Descendant of Noah, born after the flood,
But if you continue, be sure to beware:
While some sinners Mercy may morally spare,
The scales of Justice are mortally fair,
And killers are all made to pay in despair.
So take up the mantles of Judge and Police,
Tipping the scales to favor the weak,
And meting out justice with swings of the blade—
Beware, oh beware! For these dead have their graves
On the opposite scale from where you have stayed,
Proclaiming that you will see Justice is made;
But what you don’t see are the corpses below,
Pushing you up as the body count grows,
And people below have their own fatal call,
That Justice be done and the wicked must fall,
So climbing the fallen they reach for the tall,
Hoping that your corpses may balance all:
For any who take the sword die by the sword—
This is your Justice—reap the reward!

~Michael Danger Caskey

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