From their august benches in
our courts of law judges have
issued forth. They’ve had a
gutsful this past year now they
sock us in the solar plexus.
The youth court judge moved off
to Commissioner for Children then
spoke his mind on care for our
troubled and troubling children.
A senior high court judge moved to
Chief Ombudsman’s office then spoke
his mind on care for our troubled
and troubling mental patients.
Both gave us all mighty blast,
made us sit up in surprise.
Their once measured judges’
statements now very blunt reports.
Yet we should not be so surprised
for over a century ago their
predecessors in district courts
founded societies to rehabilitate
constant repeat offenders.
Judges now still see repeat
offenders in repeating situations.
They are choosing action on
today’s public news media.