Raymond A Foss

1960 / Westfield, MA / United States

Evil Stalked The Night

The tempter, the betrayer
the powerful in their houses
bringing the prophecy
to fulfillment
evil stalked the night

The Messiah, triumphant
into the city days earlier,
now the lamb of God,
unprotected, alone
about to meet his death

Identified by his kiss
the guards grabbing him roughly
taking him to the house of the priest
in secret and in the darkness
the night heavy, foreboding

A corrupt court,
a mockery of a trial
false witnesses coming forth
lies made against the king
yet none of them sticking

A verdict blind to reality
the Messiah there before the righteous
his truth called by them blasphemy
judgment for the savior
death would be his punishment
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