Clayton A. Engle, III

(Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA)

The Laughing Man

I heard the man's laughter as I looked to the tree.
Hanging from the rope swung the once thirteen apostle,
Who would go down in history as the man who betrayed Christ.
But why was the man laughing?
There was nothing funny about this death.
To satisfy my curiosity I asked the man why he laughed.
Surely Judas felt wrong for what he did,
Which no doubt is why he took his own life.
Still the man laughed not caring much for what I had said,

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