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J51 Caiaphas, The High Priest - Poem by Simple Simon

The High Priest questioned Jesus,
About his teachings and disciples.
Jesus said, “I’ve always spoken,
Every time, publicly to everyone.”

“I do all my teachings well
In the synagogues and temple
Where all the people congregate
And I do nothing in secret.”

“Why then, you question me?
Those people, who heard me
You’ll have to question
What I told them in person.”

When Jesus said like this,
A guard slapped his face,
And said, “Before the High Priest
How dare you talk like that? ”

Jesus replied, “If I’m wrong,
Tell everyone, what was wrong?
If I’m right in what I’ve said,
It’s wrong, what you did.”

Jesus is Brought Before Pilate

Early in the morning,
For further questioning,
The soldiers took Jesus
To the Governor’s palace.

They didn’t go inside.
So, Pilate came outside
And asked, “What for
You brought him here? ”

We wouldn’t have brought him
If he had not done any crime.
When they told Pilate like this,
He asked them to try themselves.

They replied, “We cannot
Give death punishment
So, we’ve come here
For a punishment severe.”

Pilate took Jesus inside.
“Are you the king, ” he asked,
“Of the Jews, what they say? ”
For this, what do you say? ”

Jesus asked, “Did anyone
Tell you I’m the one
Or, you yourself ask
To take me into task? ”

Pilate replied, “I’m not a Jew.
Your people only talk about you.
Jesus said, “My kingdom doesn’t,
In any way, in this world exist.”

Pilate asked, “Are you a king? ”
Jesus said, “You say, I’m a king.
To speak the truth, I came.
I tell everyone the same.”

Comments about J51 Caiaphas, The High Priest by Simple Simon

  • (2/20/2007 11:35:00 AM)

    Nice writeup. The truth. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/18/2007 8:30:00 PM)

    Powerful, evocative, and very poignant. A night to remember indeed. Take care, Simon.


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  • (2/18/2007 7:20:00 PM)

    Excelent Writing
    Very well put together
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 18, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 20, 2011

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