Colossal Miscarriage Of Justice Poem by Chinedu Dike

Colossal Miscarriage Of Justice

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Kind face contorted by torture of severe whipping,
His body a mass of torn bleeding tissue.
Cruelty stretched beyond limits of endurance,
scouring was halted on the brink of death.
Numb hands unshackled from post,  
He collapsed on a stone pavement.

'Crucify Him! Crucify Him! ' Jarred the frenzied pack.
Paroxysms of rage that would pull down the fortress
of Justice. Roughly, He's brought back to consciousness. 
Wrenching pain sent features convulsing in humiliation
as the smitten Crown Of Thorns pierced His scalp.
The mocking crowd ridiculed: 'Hail, king of the Jews! '

Surfeited with demeaning mimicry in midday heat,  
the Cross Of Shame they hoisted on sagged shoulders.
In loneliness of anguish, His staggering courage
acquiesced to the summon by the looming fate.
In the mob's rain of spit and spittle, He tottered away.
A trail of His blood traced the route to Golgotha.

Nailed to the cross on Mount Calvary, loin cloth
He wore flanked by a duo on death row.
Parched with thirst, a sour blend was offered.
Looking down at by then jubilant crowd, He prayed:
'Father, forgive them they don't know what they're doing.'
'He is calling for Elijah, ' they joked, wickedly amused.

Human barbarity too much to bear, with last gasp
of breath, He wailed: 'Eloi! Eloi! Leman Sabachthan? '
A shriek of the doomed that rent the skies.
'It is finished! ' Then gently came the words:  
'Father, into Thy hands I place my spirit.'
Head bowed, in utter agony He succumbed to injuries.

His prosecution: a blatant perversion of legal rules,
in a hasty nocturnal trials that snubbed burden-of-proof;
which had no room for witnesses for the accused.
A criminal action preceded by the unlawful arrest
He endured with savage beating and manhandling,
even though no resistance was offered nor expected.

Unfairly found guilty of His assertion of the messiahship
under the Mosaic Law; thereafter, He's arraigned before
a Roman blood-court on a claim to kingship of the Jews.
Hellbent on having Him put to death, the initial charge
of blasphemy was amended to sedition against Rome.
Thus, the religious was translated into a political charge.

Declared righteous by the one that betrayed Him;
what's more, He's adjudged innocent by the prefect —
a vacillating judge unruly eclipsed by the incited mob,
at whose behest capital punishment was handed down.
A travesty that shifted a villain's infamy to the Nazarene,
while freedom of the damned became lot of the freed.

On no occasion had he robbed nor cheated any one.
An upright gent he was with a lifetime of clean record,
who became target for lynching — in a plot hatched
by Jewish leaders perturbed about His gospel
and rising popularity through mesmerizing miracles.
His Brutal Execution: A Colossal Miscarriage Of Justice.

Colossal Miscarriage Of Justice
The Crucifixion Of Jesus Christ
Queeny Gona 09 June 2016

Dear Brother in Christ, I am privileged o read the masterpiece of your work today. You have very vividly explained and made it crystal clear to the readers the amount of pain and suffering underwent by LORD JESUS CHRIST to redeem the mankind of their sins. Had not the Father in Heaven sent HIS only SON on to earth as a Sacrifice for our sins, we would not have received salvation thereby the ETERNAL LIFE. The then rulers and some others have thought that it is through their power that they could execute such punishment on CHRIST. BUT in fact, John 3: 16 from Bible says For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. I concur with Mr. Robert Wolfe, that we are no less than them who enjoyed the persecution of CHRIST for whenever we go astray and do evil things then we are equally persecuting CHRIST through our deeds. Thank you for sharing brother.

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Chinedu Dike 09 June 2016

Hi 🙋 Queeny, thanks for your beautiful comment. Always remain blessed.

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Chinedu Dike 09 June 2016

Hi 🙋 Queeny, thanks for your beautiful comment. Always remain blessed.

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Tracy Craighead 26 February 2016

Thank You for this poem. The ultimate sacrifice and and blood shed. You bring the suffering and injustice to life through your words.

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Chinedu Dike 26 February 2016

Hi Tracy, thanks for your lovely comment and objective appraisal of my poem. Always remain blessed.

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Rob Lamberton 06 February 2023

"A shriek of the doomed that rent the skies" we'd do well to look up!

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Elvis Ibeto 30 April 2022

A well crafted masterpiece from the inimitable poet of this generation. You have succeeded to resurrect the vicarious travesty of Golgotha to resonate with the echoes of yesterday

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Evelyn Judy Buehler 24 February 2022

Please excuse the incomplete comment accidentally submitted. This masterwork poem depicts the crucifixion of Jesus vividly. It also gives insights into the politics, jealousies and injustices present at the time. Beautifully written!

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Evelyn Judy Buehler 24 February 2022

This masterwork poem describes the crucifixion of Jesus vividly, as well as offering insights into tthe

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 13 July 2021

Top Marks and to my Poem List.

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Chinedu Dike

Chinedu Dike

Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra State; Nigeria.
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