Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Iscariot’s Rope

Today I found Iscariot's rope -

Bloodied and frayed from overuse;

False camaraderie is still a crime the world commits.

Thirty pieces of silver offer no recompense,

Do nothing to alleviate the guilt.

They sit, heavy in the pockets of the damned

Replacing the secrets a modern-day Judas was to keep.

The Potter's Field has been fertilised

With idle gossip, and the accomplishments of the unwary.

The silver churned through the dirt, relishing the tarnish it had bought.

And yet, the rope swings above,

Never without the weight of someone's reputation.

Patiently it hangs; it is a lesson never learnt.


  1. Iya! What happened? Are you alright?

  2. Iscariot, Judas, 30 pieces of silver, The Potter's Field....heavy, loaded references that really bring home the point - betrayal has such a sting to it and we (the non-betrayers lol) are all behind you, believing in you and knowing you'll come out of this stronger than ever. False camaraderie indeed, I'm also just beginning to see it for what it is.

  3. As Marcus Aurelius famously put it: "The best revenge is to not be like that."

  4. False camaraderie...yes, a bite with the embrace.

  5. Thanks everyone. Yep I'll be alright, just a bad week at the office, and someone telling the boss stuff (about me) for who knows what reason. Hope he/ she feels good. Cross with myself to be honest, probably should have keep a few more things closer to my heart, but you live and learn.

    Big Frank I am hoping that I am currently engaging in the best revenge. Just taking some time off to remind myself about priorities, and then I am going to make sure that I don't live like that.

    Thanks for joining my blog Jason, and yes it was a big bite.

  6. 'the rope that swings above ' will get you places with these lovely words!