The Goddess of Justice

Sculptured and affixed on the cold hard rock
A dark gray statue stands strong and fearless
The Prosecutor to the wrongdoer and lawbreaker
The Defender for the oppressed and aggrieved
An indomitable symbol of justice and equity

Always and forever blindfolded with a dark gray cloth
A symbol of fairness, objectivity and impartiality
Blind to any apparel, status, money or wealth
Her judgments are based on *audi alteram partem
She rules without fear, favour or sycophancy

On her right hand rests her mighty sword
A symbol of power, authority and legal strength
To destroy oppression, injustice and anarchy
To establish equity, justice and the rule of law
Obey her laws or face the wrath of the sword
She who holds the sword rules the land

On her left hand, she holds pale brown scales
A symbol of just balance and a fair weight
To weigh the veracity of all affidavits, facts and figures
On a balance of probabilities, beyond reasonable doubt
She decides every case based on the tilts of the scales

Sculptured and affixed on the cold hard rock…
She is the leading lady of the law
She is Lady Justice or the Goddess of Justice

Daily Prompt: Gray, Roots

*This poem is written to share with you a little bit about my roots.

*Audi alteram partem is the principle of fair hearing in law. It means “let the other side be heard”. It implies that for the courts to achieve fair hearing, the two sides of the case must be heard. The plaintiff and the defendant must be heard before a case is concluded. Nevertheless, there are exceptions to this rule.

*You will find the statue of Lady Justice in front of many law offices or buildings.

*In the featured picture above, the lady on the left is me during my final year as a law student in 2005. The buildings behind were our law lecture halls, in UNEC, Enugu, Nigeria.

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My Five Wishes

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To be a renowned author and publisher of bestsellers.

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To be rich- I wish to be a philanthropist, support Christian missions and Christian projects.

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To be a lawyer- To complete my law course and practice it. To partner with someone or/and own a litigation firm in U.K.

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To have a large kitchen. I love large kitchens.

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To see Jesus reign and rule in the hearts of men all over the world. For wars and striving to cease, for peace, love and joy to reign in the hearts of men.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

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Letter To My Best Friend

Dear Grace .O.,

We were like two peas in a pod
We liked the same things, we were inseparable
We laughed and joked together a lot
We had little fights but made up quickly
So many sleep overs in each other’s house
We talked or rather you talked a lot
I listened, laughed and talked less
No wonder I became a writer,
We knew a lot about each other
No privacy, no secrets, no grudges
Your family became my family, and mine yours
In the same law class, we studied together
In the same course, we graduated together
In the same fellowship, we prayed together
In the same leadership group, we led together
In the same age group, we had a lot in common
Both tall, both fair, both beautiful, both intelligent
You had a good sense of humour, I had a good listening ear
Our friendship was lovely, fun, sacrificial and generous
But,
University days ended, law school ended,
We got married, had family and distance prevailed
Several hours on the phone is incomparable
To sitting in our rooms and chatting into the midnight
We travelled, we gossiped, we compared and had boy crushes
How I miss those days of youthful freedom and exuberance
My friendship with you was one of my best moments in school.

Yours affectionately,
Obioma. I.

Daily Prompt: Privacy

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God is Love

 

“Love is God and God is love” (1 John 4:7-8). If I have God I will love my neighbour, and if I love my neighbour I will not cause any harm or hurt come to my neighbour.

Who is my neighbour?
My neighbour is anybody else except me. “If I don’t love my neighbour whom I see, how can I love God whom I don’t see?” (1 John 4:20).For my only prove that I love God is that I show love to my neighbour. Moreover, when I love my neighbour, I prove that I am a true follower of God who is love.

What is Love?
📌Love is is patient and kind.
📌It is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.
📌It does not insist on its own way.
📌It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.
📌It does not delight in evil but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
📌Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful.
📌And it endures through every circumstance. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

Again, If I love my neighbour I will manifest to him all these attributes of love and in doing so, I, consequently, will obey the law; “for love is the fulfilment of the law.”(Romans 13:10)

What is the law?
The law is not only 10 commandments but also comprises of all the other instructions, inferences and convictions we receive when we read the Bible. Our conscience when it convicts or commends us can also act as law; the law also includes the laws of the land in which we reside in.

In conclusion, if I want to be guiltless or faultless before the God, then I must love. If I must love aright then I must follow God, for it is only through him will I learn how to show true love to my neighbour.