The Worst Aspects of Human Nature
Salem Witch Trials were conducted
Victims pressed to death with stones
Crowds of common people gathered
to hear the cracking of their bones!
When Jesus was condemned by Caiaphas
Did the high priest receive Pilate?
Those two were in league together
With which wrongs did Vitellius remontrate?
People chanted for Barabus’ freedom!
Forsaken at Passover their Messiah
Why choose a thief over God’s son?
Perhaps to avoid the Sanhedrin’s ire!
Salem, an enduring mark of true shame
Cries of witchcraft fuelled hysteria
Crucifixion blackened Pilate’s name
Who doubts that crowd logic is inferior?
Patrick Mackeown, August 2006
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