justice! cried law,
for otherwise is chaos,
and order must be upheld,
and laws eternal be obeyed.
mercy! cried man,
for otherwise is impossible,
the flesh is weaker than expected,
and perfection in this plane, untenable.
the universe counseled together,
and championed justice;
no star, nor galaxy,
ever erred, they declared.
how claim you exemption, mortal?
the intelligences counseled together,
and pled mercy;
there cannot be justice unbending,
for that, itself, is a contradiction,
and is not justice.
and so the two camps warred,
each claiming right,
each claiming true…
and as they did,
a Light appeared where they met,
encompassing the din with a soft song,
and silencing the noise.
justice, the gentle voice rang clear,
can coexist, through Me.
and so it was,
with one hand justice was satisfied,
and with the other mercy was meted;
and law, and man,
were made to be