Who Was Judas Iscariot? / by Joseph Castorino

 

Was he actually

humble?

Or did his pride

puff

like swollen eyelids and make him

stumble?

 

Was he possibly

kind?

Or did silent envy

creep

like a serpent into his

mind?

 

Did he patiently

wait?

Or did his simmering anger

boil

as he smelled that costly nard with

hate?

 

Did he have

zeal?

Or was his faith

sluggish

like at his last supper

meal?

 

Did he perchance

share?

Or did his fingers

clutch

the silver coins to keep in his

lair?

 

Did his temperance avoid every

snag?

Or was he a glutton who

gobbled

all the leftover loaves from his

bag?

 

Did he have self-

control?

Or did he pant and burn for

power

since killing the Romans was his

goal?

 

Did he ultimately

repent?

Or did his soul

fall

through the noose like

cement?