“PONTIUS PILATE” – (acrostic) - Steve Shoemaker – April 14, 2012
Position is the most important thing,
Of course… You say your reign is not in this
Nasty world, but here you are suffering…
Total power is mine. If this grim choice
I make (and ignore my wife’s dream), nothing
Untoward will come back to haunt me! I wash
Sand and dirt from my hands as I wash you…
Prefects are not required to be perfect.
If I send tax money to Rome, a few
Lies told against me soon will die.
A sect or uprising I stamp out now will do
The most to make my name remembered. Fact:
Even if I call you “King,” you die a Jew….
If you like Steve’s poem, you might also be interested in “You don’t get to have a non-Jewish Jesus” (CLICK HERE), posted earlier on Views from the Edge on Christian anti-Semitism.
Art work Ciseri, Antonio, 1821-1891. Ecce Homo – “Here is the Man”, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55115 [retrieved April 14, 2012].