“THROUGH THE EYES OF
BETRAYAL”

I WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW
MY NAME
FOR I WANT
I DID NOT FOLLOW MY MASTER’S
FOOTSTEPS
FOR I WANT
MONEY
FAME
FOR I WANT
THE OTHER DISCIPLES THOUGHT
AS WE
I THOUGHT ONLY FOR ME
EVEN THOUGH I SAW MY LORD’S
MIRACLES PERFORMED
BEFORE ME
I STILL DID NOT WITNESS
MY LOVE
WITH ALL
OF MY HEART AND MIND
I DECIDED
TO BETRAY JESUS
FOR THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER
THE PRIESTS WERE SO HAPPY
MY UNHAPPINESS GREW
AS I DISCOVERED HE WOULD BE
CRUCIFIED
MY SOUL NOW
BELONGED TO THE DEVIL
TRYING TO CLEANSE MY ACHING SOUL
I THREW THE SILVER BACK
AT THE HOLY MEN
IT WAS TOO LATE
LISTENING TO THE DEVIL WHISPERING
IN MY EAR
I HUNG MYSELF
IF I HAD WAITED
IF I PUT MORE FAITH
IN MY LEADER’S MESSAGE
I TO WOULD HAVE JOINED HIM
IN PARADISE
SIX DAYS TOO LATE
MY PUNISHMENT
MY BETRAYAL
FOR MY NAME IS
JUDAS ISCARIOT

BY: MICHELE BAXENDALE
MARCH 13, 2016