Respecting the awesome power of words!

KOD

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The kiss of death (KOD)
only cost 30 pieces of silver
back in the day,
but it was intimate.

Today's KOD can be
so impersonal,
dropped from above,
droned from afar.

But let's be clear:
these measurements
we're kicking around
come from the top of the heap –
the green side of the grass.

From below, the price
is an altogether different unilateral;
it is ultimate –
not once-and-for-all,
but once-and-nevermore.

What do you suppose
resurrection will look like now?

John 11:50 You do not understand 
that it is better for you to have 
one man die for the people 
than to have the whole nation destroyed. 
(high priest Caiaphas)

© 2017 Todd Jenkins
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One response

  1. I do not know whether you read — it was a very small article in my newspaper — that there was a mistaken US friendly fire strike, killing 18 and we were not sure what nation they came from. This is what you poem makes me think about.

    Liked by 1 person

    April 14, 2017 at 12:53 pm

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