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Below is the poem entitled JUDAS IS A FRIEND OF MINE which was written by poet John Wilowski. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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There's a story in the bible that should be clarified- it's true that Jesus Christ was crucified and died but Judas never hung himself I know he's still alive. I was doing shots with him down at a local dive, he was dirinking bourbon and I was drinking rye. He was getting wasted as I listened analytically to a story of betrayal he was pouring over me. He wore a smile upon his face and talked congenially but under that exterior it was obvious that he was a raging fusion of covert hostility. I sat there and listened through several shots of rye until the conversation faded and then it finally died. He paid his tab in silver and as he staggered off outside I sat there on that barstool completely mystified as to when he'd finally kiss this relationship good-bye. Judas is a friend of mine but I want all of you to know I get very nervous when he stops by to say hello.

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  1. Date: 8/14/2015 7:41:00 PM
    Quite brilliant, this angle your poem takes to grab the reader. Amazing story of the friendship of Judas, one we would never want. Enjoyable piece overall. Check out some of my poems, might find some you like. Peace.

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    Date: 8/29/2015 8:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jiril Thank you for the review.
  1. Date: 6/14/2014 9:50:00 PM
    O.K. You picked a fine one to be friends with. At least you didn't go with him. There were two Judas. The other was a cousin to Jesus. That one is my friend. Great poem. T F S. ... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/5/2014 11:32:00 AM
    careful you might be next,sounds like he is running out of silver,lol,wonderful witty write John,i full joyed

  1. Date: 6/2/2014 9:01:00 PM
    What a very clever take on "Judas." Very witty write - thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing this gem!

  1. Date: 5/5/2014 10:01:00 PM
    You had me smiling all the way, great poem!!

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 6:13:00 PM
    Hahahahhaah I would have thought though, Judas was the Rye drinker

  1. Date: 3/5/2014 8:44:00 PM
    WOW! wow! John, a unique write, in every way. I think I'd get nervous just like you. Honestly, this is one amazing write...... SKAT

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 9:53:00 AM
    A lovely poem, packed with moral truth. Don't we meet many Judas today? they are every where. Well done...

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 9:58:00 AM
    I absolutely love it. Great job John!