Okoronkwo Jonathan Jackson

Rookie - 12 Points (31/12/1987 / Ebonyi State Nigeria)

Amadioha


Who dare stand the face of thy effrontery
The bolt of thy voice so gallant that
Thy echoes deracinated the most burly mountain.
Thou spread forth the windows of thy eyes
In thy immortal supremacy cast
Upon the mortal hearts of men
And over them watch with bailiwick.
To the righteous peace accord but
To the wicked you blow to chaff and sweep away
The cry of the innocent you allow no despair
And upon their oppressors you avenge
With the bolt of your anger you strike
Pulling down the wicked and wiping them off the earth's surface.
In thee is refuge found and with thee is no despair
For you are the god of justice taking thy vengeance with the bolt of the thunder.


*Amadioha is the name of a deity in the Igbo Tribe of Nigeria. He is the god of justice and also the god of thunder.

Submitted: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Edited: Thursday, October 04, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Amadioha by Okoronkwo Jonathan Jackson )

  • Freshman - 2,379 Points Dave Walker (10/11/2012 5:07:00 PM)

    Justice always comes in the end. A great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 338 Points Danny Draper (9/28/2012 9:45:00 AM)

    As long as justice comes from the people to the people they may wish for it where they will, but it is human suffering and determination that delivers justice. Vengeance and retribution are an entirely different matter. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yoonoos Peerbocus (9/28/2012 1:07:00 AM)

    the last line---is the gist/pregnant with meaning (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. The Rose that Grew from Concrete, Tupac Shakur
[Hata Bildir]