If we assimilate opinion From sources of similarity Then opinions will be influenced By the views these sources see. But if we broaden our horizons Or acknowledge our own dearth, Then new perspectives on our opinions Will subsequently be unearthed And as such these new opinions Whether they shift or stay the same, May then recognise the bias That exists in what we claim. For a forged opinion may come out of What we know or think we know. But these notions in all fairness May be flawed or need to grow! And thus whilst knowledge, by definition, Maybe true, it may be wise To recognise that opinion’s truth values Come in more than just one size.
Is justice but a construct
Or a perspective?
A ruling maybe in the face of naivety
Or the foundation stone of truth?
Is it built on the footings of wealth
That damn the poor
Or still offer a bedrock of fairness
In a prejudicial world?
What is justice
Is it good, bad or indifferent?
Does it reside in impartiality?
Ginz and Tonic started life as a year long challenge from June 2013 to June 2014 to write a poem a day to raise awareness of arrhythmias and syncope. Since then it has evolved. Filled with poems, musings and a bit of prose, I hope you find it a tonic in your day and enjoy your visit.