Twice the Judas

Twice the Judas

A Poem by Abdul Batin Osman Bey
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One day I was talking to a Rasta friend of mine and somehow we ended up talking about Judas the Zealot, I put the two together based on the similarities of both those moments

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Judas you betrayed the chosen one

Judas you denied your own salvation

Judas you betrayed the chosen one

Judas tried to play JAH for a fool

 

At the last supper Judas dipped his hand in

A fanatic with destructive dreams

When the lion refused to roar

He went off and did some back door deals

The demons came

He had to flee

Holy Spirit withdrew from his soul

On a tree he swung in the wind

Disemboweled and swinging

 

Judas you betrayed the chosen one

Judas you denied your own salvation

Judas you betrayed the chosen one

Judas tried to play JAH for a fool

 

Fast forward to Ethiopia

Judas was giving a second chance he led the coup

Ounce again the King of Kings did not resist

The mighty lion betrayed by his kin

Driving away into darkness

Judas was his family

Judas was his own people

Failed the test ounce again

But he witnessed Selassie ascending

Still it was too late for him to learn his lesson

 

Judas you betrayed the chosen one

Judas you denied your own salvation

Judas you betrayed the chosen one

Judas tried to play JAH for a fool

 

Torment Judas

Torment

The fool was you

Two chances and failed

Doubled dice came up empty

The fool is you

 

Let I and I mourn the fool

They know not what they do

© 2012 Abdul Batin Osman Bey


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well done, very thought provoking and I agree with the other reviewers. Thank you for the RR :) I always enjoy your work.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Abdul Batin Osman Bey

7 Years Ago

thank you very much
Poignant write , Judas knows not what he did . Good thought provoking write.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very good piece I find...intellectual :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Abdul Batin Osman Bey

7 Years Ago

Thank you
Very deep and profound...a powerful statement for sure.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Abdul Batin Osman Bey

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much
Not bad....not bad at all......might have to come back and read this again.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Tags: Judas, Salvation, Jah, God, Dreams, Roar, Lion, Soul, Tree, Ethiopia, King, Selassie, fool, mourn

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Abdul Batin Osman Bey

Cambridge, MA



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