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Justice – 33rd Good Word of the Good Word Project

Updated on October 20, 2016
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Justice - 33rd word in The Good Words Project

The "Good Words" project, created by Jo_Goldsmith11. Jo gives us a good word each week to practice living by, to help and inspire fellow hubbers, to become the best writers we can be.

This is Jo's calling, to inspire and promote writers, authors and poets.

When Jo first started the "Good Words" project, I promised to write a poem for every good word. I may not get them done as quickly as I would like but will continue to do them as quickly as possible for me.

I so admire Jo for her Leadership in starting this project, I also know that it is Jo’s Ambition to help unknown writers gain recognition for their work.

And the scales of Justice will be balanced when all is wright with the world.

Justice – In the eyes of the law

© Shyron Shenko


When a Justice thinks he is a king

And sits upon his throne

Telling those before him

For their crimes they must atone

But, will the truth be known

Is it the Justice Himself?

Who should atone?

When he leaves the courtroom but isn't going home?

As he scurries from the court room

To have another fling

Does he consider his oath and vows

Just a superficial thing?

When did he lose that love of Truth and Justice?

Was it just today?

Or was he simply born that way

And it's those before him who will have to pay

Practice justice

Not as a Justice of the Peace

But as a just person

Someone who cares enough to be just and fair

Where are you Jo?

I tried to call

And I did write

Where are you Jo?

I just hope that you're alright.

© 2014 Shyron E Shenko

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      Shyron E Shenko 11 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and for sharing. I am aware that Justice in this town does not exist, what do we do about it? Nothing! I think I already have a bull's eye on my back.

      I hope you are surviving the heat. Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

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      C E Clark 12 months ago from North Texas

      Justice is a figment of the imagination. It doesn't exist here. Sharing this again. Hope your meeting went well las' night and that you're feeling well and having a good day/evening. Take care, dear friend . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 16 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you so much for the comment and sharing.

      February 13, 2016

      The Good-Old Boys are in a quandary

      After Antonin Scalia passed away

      We must replace him with a conservative

      The good old boys all say

      We will block Obama’s picks

      Until after election day

      We'll prevent JUSTICE for all (Pun intended)

      So the Supreme Court we can sway

      All thought of picking another Bush

      Have been swept away — Shyron E Shenko

      Blessings to you my friend

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      C E Clark 16 months ago from North Texas

      There is no justice in this world.

      Sharing again.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for the comments. Yes everyone will get our just deserts.

      Hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and hugs.

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      C E Clark 19 months ago from North Texas

      There is no justice in this world. That will come in the next one after everyone is feeling satisfied that they have escaped and will never face the music. Then it will confront with no escape.

      Really fail to understand how people think having an arsenal of guns in their house is going to save them from the government should the government become their adversary. Does no one know what happened at Ruby Ridge or at Waco?

      Justice will be served one day when everyone least expects it.

      Do hope all is well there. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 21 months ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for the comment and for sharing.

      I hope it is cool enough for you.

      Blessings and Hugs, take care.

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      C E Clark 21 months ago from North Texas

      So often there is never justice in this world, and of course, it wasn't promised that there would be. Shared of course.

      Hope you are well and enjoying a lovely peaceful evening. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Dear Kevin, thank you for your kind comments, compliments, up votes, pinning and sharing. Always appreciate you Kev

      Blessings.

      Shyron

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Very well written Shyron. It sure gets the meaning across. There are three basic forms of justice in this world - honest, dishonest and the "unsure" (sometimes honest, sometimes not). We have to decide which way to go, the proper way. I remember the first song, that was always one of my favorites. I voted up, shared and pinned it.

      Kevin

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Jo (Sis), thank you for the comments, compliments, up votes and sharing. I am also blessed and have heat.

      I also agree with Au fait. When the time comes.

      May God Bless you..keep you safe and warm!

      It's also cold here, it is 23 degrees F. But thank God we have heat, food and shelter.

      Blessings hugs...((((((((((((((( Sis Jo))))))))))) and Shalom

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment, up votes and sharing. Yes, there is another reason to be careful about judging other people -- If God has forgiven you but you fail to be so generous with other people, you may lose your pardon. There is a story about this in the Bible, and my favorite "I Kings 3:16 Solomon's judgement" also judge not Matthew 7:1.

      I hope that all is well with you.

      Blessings my dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Therea, you will always be Faith to me, that is what you show.

      Thank you for the comment and compliment. I thought about the justice that I know about and about King Solomon, but his justice I admire.

      Bless you my dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Ruby, thank you for the comment/question, I don't think there will be justice for all in this life.

      I really appreciate you my beautiful friend

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Shauna, thank you for the comment, complement. I do appreciate you.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Devika, I am always happy to see you, you are a treasure. Thank you for your comments and visit. I really appreciate you.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Eddy, thank you for the compliments, comments and up votes, and most of all for being a friend, I really appreciate you.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Colorfulone, for your comments and for the visit, I do appreciate you.

      Have a blessed weekend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jo (tobusiness) for your comments and compliment, I appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Bill, thank you for your comment. I just write what comes to mind and this is what came to mind. I have seen first hand this kind of justice/Justice.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

      Shyron (Sis)

      Once again, I am blessed to read your beautiful poetry! Yes, Lady justice is blindfolded. Her scales are not balanced. It is those who we are at their tender mercies do we know if Justice will prevail?

      I so agree with Au fait. When the time comes God will bring forth justice for all those who have been un justly persecuted and villified.

      May God Bless you..keep you safe and warm!

      It's cold here, I am with a head cold..but Praise Jesus we have heat!

      Big hugs...((((((((((((((( Shyron))))))))))) Shared and up she goes.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      If justice isn't balanced or right then it isn't justice. It is the creation of someone who isn't fair or qualified to determine the fate of another person, and may be many things, but it isn't justice.

      A justice sits on the bench for the purpose of enforcing the law and may him or herself not be moral, but then the law is not always moral either. Many of us realize that something may be legal yet fail to be moral. Corporations and wealthy people prove that every day.

      So long as humans must enforce what some people term as justice on other people, there will be hypocrisy. No human is without sin and therefore no human is qualified to enforce justice or punishment.

      That is the reason that only God is qualified to judge any one of us, yet our world would be even more chaotic if there was no one to enforce the laws that protect people and their property while we wait for the day of judgment when God will finally deliver justice.

      I think it's interesting that so many people want to point their finger at the imperfections of other people, the sliver in their neighbor's eye, when so many have a board in their own eye. Why do so many people rationalize their own weaknesses but hold other people accountable for theirs? Where is the justice in doing that?

      God has no sin rating system. That is a creation of humans. The Bible says if you sin you go to hell regardless of what that sin was -- unless of course, you receive a pardon from God. Humans say, but my sin isn't as bad as yours, so I'm better than you and I can therefore judge you as not as good as myself and those people I favor. Even though God has forgiven you I have not and will not because my judgment is better than His.

      Yes, there is another reason to be careful about judging other people -- if God has forgiven you but you fail to be so generous with other people, you may lose your pardon. There is a story about this in the Bible.

      If God has forgiven someone else but you refuse to do so, you are placing yourself above God and His judgment. (I'm using the figurative 'you' in this writing, and not speaking of any specific person.) I'll be sitting on my cloud far away watching the outcome of that . . .

      Voted up and interesting. Shared on AH and HP.

      Hope you and John are staying warm. It is only 23 F. at this moment and dropping. Have finally had to give in and run the heater. :(

      Take care . . .

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Profound poem and I am reminded of the scripture, "God tests the heart and is please with integrity."

      Yes, I guess he dispenses criminal justice all day, which is his job, but moral justice he will answer to the one above no doubt.

      Blessings always

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Justice for all, I wonder if that will ever occur? Food for thought!

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      What a hypocrite! Sadly, I think such behavior is more common than we're made aware. Nice job once again, Shyron!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A word of value but is not often do people abide by. There is no justice in this world for most people.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Powerful and brilliant Shyron. Great work and voted up for sure.

      Eddy.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Nicely done poem, Shyron. It is good to think on things like this and decide how we want to be. I'll pick just and fair.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Powerful poem. Justice is not always balanced, it can be blind or simply chooses not to see. Nicely done.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Safe within the bosom of hypocrisy, a man does what he counsels others not to do. :) Beautiful work as always, Shyron. Food for thought for us all, to walk the talk or shut up.

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