Justice, you are King,   
A divinity of truth and fairness
The advocate of the oppressed
The voice of the voiceless
Defender of the weak
The hope of the widows and the fatherless
A friend of the needy and the poor
In the time of trouble
And the hope of the common masses.

Although you denied among your brethren
Your righteousness often shows to the world still not goes dim   
You jailed for your truth
You imprisoned because of your name
Who shall be your followers?
Who shall uphold your doctrines?
You are ringing a bell to call
Nobody seems to care or listen
Because they know your ways are pure
Nor respecter of any persons.  

Justice, you neither accept a bribe,
Nor corrupt by gold and silver
Or move with emotions to pervert the truth
Errors never find in you
But the judgment of equity and equality
The rich and the poor level before you
Fear of death never grips you unawareness
For you always at alert for such a mission
Gun and sword means nothing to you
For you know that they are parts of life.

Justice, bloodshed you eschew
The game of the wicked and oppressors
And a lying mouth you frown at
A thousand years in your eye is
Like an evening past
You quick to hear
And slow to speak
Show your prudence
Your patient in decision-making
And your meditation before judgments are pronounced
Display that you are a wise king
Pleasures of the earth never entice you
You give your foes a chance
To do their pleasures
Awaiting them at the judgment seat.

The wing of your head that is white as snow
Shows forth sanity and righteousness
You mete out to all humans for equity
Your black and red gowns show dangers awaiting the offenders of laws
The pendulum scale of your justice weighing scale
Bring forth loads of sin of lawbreakers to the judgment seat
The sword of your hands displays the horror judgment of death and anguish
On your enemies without mercy
You are blind to all things for equity and equality.

Justice, you are not a means to an end
But you are an end to all means
Your immortality attributes never change
You are the truth that can never die
But you always prevail at all moments of life.

About this poem

The poem examines attributes of justice.

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Written on January 10, 2022

Submitted by ID on January 09, 2022

Modified on April 04, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 2,129
Words 416
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 9, 10, 10, 15, 9, 5

Dr. Adekunle Idowu James

Dr. Adekunle Idowu James is a poet, novelist, playwright, and literary scientist. more…

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  • Agharinma
    Dr Adekunle's poem titled immortality of justice talks about the the attributes of justice. How justice defends the defenceless, a voice to the voiceless and also a glime of hope to those in time of trouble.
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  • thomasa.89976
    This poem;Immortality of Justice narrates what justice stands for which is moral rightness.It also makes us understand that justice is a process and this process is undergone dutifully by the judiciary to avoid any form of mistake(s) of punishing the righteous. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Yetunde
    The poem is about justice, the quality of being just, righteousness, equitableness, moral righteousness and justice prevails afterwards.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Adebisi
    This poem talks about justice, what it means, what it does and what it stands for
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Loluwa11s
    The poem is about how justice function and works in the society. No matter how long it takes the truth will later be revealed. It also explains the statute of lady justice and how it functions in the society. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • ayomipo_a
    justice is the truth that can’t be concealed forever. the truth would always come out no matter what
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • ajadi_a
    As we can see the criteria of justice, which is come what may, even at it denial, "justice the king" will always take it place in situations.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Chigozie
    It is an inspirational poem which remind us about what justice is,It tells us that no matter how long it takes justice will always prevail,it also tells us what justice is and what is expected of justice.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Yemisi
    Adetunji OluwaYemisi Grace
    The poem establishes the fact that Justice cannot be corrupted and is a medium of defense to the wronged. Either way, justice will always be served.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Hephzy2288
    This poem centres on the attributes of the characteristics of justice and it's impartiality
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • oyindamola_a
    The poem emphasises on the immortality of justice. This poem is rich because the poetic persona is justice. The poet talks about lady justice, the functions of justice and instances whereby justice doesn't take place at all. Also,a justice delayed is not totally denied 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Abosede
    Name: Alimi Abosede
    Level:100 Level(K D U)
    This poem is about what justice is, impartiality of justice, attributes and impact of justice. The poet persona says justice is the truth that can never die, it will always prevail. Justice gives hope to people. It explains everything about the statue of lady justice. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Timi_jimmy
    The poem reflects the attributes of justice and how it is the leveler of every man and how it is pure and does not favor anyone
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Bisola
    The poem shows an encyclopedic knowledge of Justice. It points out the fact that not only is justice "righteous" but it is also doing what is morally right even at the cost of being alienated by his "brethren". Among other things the poem also tells us that " a thousand years in your eyes is like an evening past" That is, No matter the circumstances be it time or any other thing, Justice will always prevail.
    Mobolaji Bisola 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Chigozie
    It is an inspirational poem that talks about justice, that no matter how long it takes justice will always prevail,it also talks about how justice is a defender of truth and also talks about what justice is and what is expected of justice. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Feyikemi
    Name: Alimi Abosede
    Level: 100 Level.(K D U)
    This poem is about what justice is, impartiality of justice, the impact and attributes of justice. The poet persona says justice is the truth that can never die,it will always prevail. Justice gives hope to people. The poem explain everything about the statue of lady justice. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • adebusola_a
    The poem is about the importance of Justice in the society. The poem is also about impartiality of Justice. The poet likened Justice to the defender of the weak and hope to the hopeless. In the end Justice will always prevail no matter how the truth is hidden. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • favouro.53886
    The poem talks about the impartiality of justice in the society, the poet likened justice to a human being saying is quick to hear, thenpoet depicts that justice is all about equality both the rich and poor all fall before its feet, death can't be above justice, because the poet likened justice to a wise king and it is always alert. No matter how the truth are hidden justice and truth will always prevail. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Bukolaoyerinde
    The poem talk about the characteristics of justice and it's impartiality
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Bukolaoyerinde
    The poem expresses the impartiality of justice and that no matter how long it takes the Truth always comes out
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Bukolaoyerinde
    The poem elaborates on the impartiality of justice
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Sopeobj
    This poem is basically about the importance of justice. The poetic persona says justice is "a divinity of truth and fairness ", it tells us that justice is the defender of the weak. Justice is simply the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustments of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments meting out of justice social justice 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Wuraolaolaibi2050
    This poem talks about justice,how it always come through in the time of need for people. It's also tells us that justice is what doesn't make us lose hope in time of despair and how justice will never die and always prevail. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • onyemenam_c
    This poem basically entails more about justice attributes, its advantages to the society and the general public , also the explanation of lady justice at the fifth stanza.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Abimbola_
    The poetic persona made clear the attributes of justice. The poem makes it clear that justice is a means to all ends and it prevails over in all ramification of life. It explains the statue of the lady justice and how it functions of in the society. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • olaleye_t
    This poem is a very lovely poem and it tells us how justice function and work in the society.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Tobiloba
    The poem is a clear context of explains how justice operates in the society. It further examines the nature and function of justice as regards to the blindfold,sword and scale of the lady justice. The poem implies that justice always prevails and it also says that a justice delayed is a justice denied. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Bolu12
    Ogunsanya Boluwatife
    Law 100 kdu
    The poem immortality of justice is an amazing poem because it defines justice as a explains the beauty and nature of justice also the strength it has shows us that no matter what justice will always prevail 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Oma
    This poem is really one of the best. It explains how justice works in a society and also the functions of the sword,blindfold and scale of the lady justice. The poet made use of connotative words which makes the poem better. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Ayanfe
    This poem tells us about lady justice and what her sword , blind fold ,and her scale does ,and how fear we should be and what the red and black gown stands for which is the danger
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Uzoechichiamaka
    This poem talks about justice. The poem says that justice delayed is not justice denied! It might take a while to achieve justice but according to the poem justice always prevails. Justice is not corrupted by money, gold or silver. Justice does not fear anyone it is the fighter for those who do not have courage. Justice is pure always ensuring equity and equality. 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Kaamade
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