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Judas Iscariot

A.W. Nutter

Morning grass laden with diamonds
Reflecting light as the sun ascends
Sleep riddled muscles slow to respond
Fear shoved aside as hunger transcends

Past sins continue to haunt the present
Forever trapped in an earth bound hell
The plague of suffering is heaven sent
My soul imprisoned in a living shell

Born to a sadist, another reprobate
Life a facsimile of countless others
Reincarnation, my preordained fate
Symbolic murders in my thirtieth year

Breeze caressing, naked legs and chest
Involuntarily shivering from the cold
God's retribution, collecting his debt
As this day of torture begins to unfold

My master approaches giving me a kiss
Before he begins carving away the skin
Eons of screams, echoing in the abyss
No salvation offered, no remission of sin

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  1. Date: 12/7/2012 11:23:00 AM
    For all of us who betray ourselves, isn't it? This richly imagined poem sends an echo to every human heart that ever wished to be true to itself.

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 10:52:00 PM
    Deep stuff Anthony, with the suffering. retribution unfolding. great offering mate. on ya , Don

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 1:23:00 AM
    A Most reviled and Interesting Man--Given a face. Brilliantly done!

  1. Date: 2/8/2011 10:36:00 AM
    great write on a pivotal charachter, Anthony i have wondered about this very situation, at times checking scripture and spiritual intentions.

  1. Date: 1/8/2011 6:44:00 PM
    Anthony, this is a very impressive poem with great descriptiveness and rhyming.

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 7:01:00 AM
    Anthony, this voice must not be silent, so I hope you are well ... this is the type of poem why I read poems. Write here soon again, my friend. Intense!

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 7:30:00 PM
    Wonderful write Anthony.. u have captured the essence of the scene in your powerful lines of the traitor to our King... truly well written and intense and expressive ... thankxxx for enjoying my Season's Reason tonight ..be blessed with luv this happy day...

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 6:36:00 PM
    I've often wondered how Judas felt after betraying Christ, Anthony. Didn't he commit suicide? Not sure. Anyway, this is a very thought-provoking and well written poem. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/11/2010 2:38:00 AM
    Wonderfully written! loved every line! Fascinating subject.

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 2:47:00 AM
    Great imagery, you are well versed in rhyming. Your words here very profound but can relate to readers. Interesting to read, good write, Anthony. Thanks for leaving a comment to my poem. (^_^) Noel.

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 9:41:00 AM
    Stopping by today just to thank you for your kind comments. Have a wonderful weekend and keep your pen flowing. Always a pleasure to read your poetry Tony. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 11/5/2010 4:43:00 PM
    I love the descriptiveness and expressiveness of the work..Sad that Judas chose the way that he went but Jesus loved him and gave him opportunity to change...I am glad that I read this one this eve..Sara

  1. Date: 11/5/2010 2:48:00 PM
    would jesus have been "himself" without Judas? was not Judas a tool of God? Light & Love (very powerful writting for those of a mind...)

  1. Date: 11/4/2010 2:04:00 PM
    cold and chilling read "hand from heaven" it has a line about judas iscariot

  1. Date: 11/3/2010 11:04:00 AM
    Thank you for posting your poetry that we may all enjoy it here at PoetrySoup A.W. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/3/2010 8:20:00 AM
    Hi Anthony-- that first line alone got my attention-- what a very vivid picture your first stanza creates-- and this entire poem is very interesting and written very well-- very gripping poem on Judas--enjoy your day & thank you fro dropping by my poem! --nikko :)

  1. Date: 11/3/2010 7:44:00 AM
    Oh good one... the ultimate lover of money!