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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: 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!