For The Many-Not The Few

He was not crucified for me,

And not for him, nor her, nor thee,

That gentle Jesus meek and mild,

Once graced our world, unknowing child,

In manhood, he in wisdom grew,

Spoke for the many, not the few,

He chose to face injustice’s sword,

And hypocrites with his spoken word,

They, who place burdens on the poor,

Which they can not themselves endure,

Those misery-made creditors,

He called them “Whited Sepulchres”,

Who strut and preach and gleam so bright,

While life for others they benight,

That temple, once a place of prayer,

They’d made of it a robber’s lair,

In anger he o’er turned their tables,

To the ground he cast their gold and baubles,

The truth of Jesus’ final hour,

Is He dared speak the truth to power.

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John Botterill

Tue 10th Jan 2023 08:53

Wonderful poem, Uilleam. Spot on 💯

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Sun 8th Jan 2023 22:50

Ditto previous comments Uilleam 👍

LS

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 7th Jan 2023 16:57

A fine poem, Uilleam. His heart was definitely in the right place.

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keith jeffries

Fri 6th Jan 2023 15:26

Uilleam,
You have excelled yourself with this poem and your apparent familiarity with scripture. You also use the poem in relation to the present time and this will provoke much thought as the poem speaks to those who use us and our current plight of being used.
Thank you for this
Keith

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