Vengeance is not enough

Vengeance

is not enough

Nor is justice

Retribution

Will not

fill the cup

Nor will wanton

Destruction

No

To build

To repair

To make

amends

To pay

Penance

Willfully

Or neck in

A yoke

Indentured

Beast of burden

Liquidation

Humiliation

Degradation

And

Realization

Of the price

Of the damage

Once visited

On the guilty

By the victim

No

Vengeance

Cannot come close

To being enough

To break the chain

The bonds

Of repetition

Only the making

Of amends

Making what

once

was broken

Whole again

Only restitution

And remorse

Will do

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