of Aotearoa New Zealand
Restorative Justice now there’s a word
Meet the man that caused all these injuries how absurd.
On the first request a definite no
It would have been easy to tell them all where to go.
Time has moved on and the thinking has changed
May be I should, a meeting was arranged
Leading up to the time and reliving all the feelings was more than a drama
As I entered the room I was feeling a lot calmer.
The two organisers had it all under control
It was time; we are now ready to roll.
I looked and I listened at all who were present
I was trying to be open minded and get rid of the resentment.
The man spoke and I believe from his heart
You could see part of his world had also been torn apart.
My turn to speak on behalf of my family and what this has done
Turned our world totally upside down, definitely no part of it is there any fun.
The man’s daughter spoke and I believe she was sincere
Her Dad meant the world to her that was clear.
The two organisers were good and they set the tone
At no time did you think you were there sitting alone.
We were given the opportunity for any final thoughts
After this it is in the hands of the courts.