I Swung The Hammer - Poem by Larry Grogan
I see Judas lead the guards,
then kiss Jesus on the cheek.
I say to myself: Oh what deceit! I follow Peter to the courtyard,
see him warm his hands by the fire.
He denied Jesus! Oh what a liar. I hear the howling mob:
Crucify Him! Crucify Him!!
As Pilate says: Don't blame me!
Oh what a coward he must be. I watch the Centurion swing the hammer,
and hear Jesus' agonizing cries.
Then am shocked in horror,
as I see myself in Jesus' eyes. For I swung the hammer.
My sin put Him on the tree.
I am no better than the others!
I weep on bended knee. Then a nail pierced hand touched my shoulder,
I hear: It was for you I came to die.
As He lovingly put His arms around me,
to draw me to His side!
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