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Give Us Barabbas!
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By Louis Gander
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Give Us Barabbas!

What caught the attention of that obtuse crowd?

What made them determined?  What made them so loud?

"Give us Barabbas!"  Can you tell me why

the people had int'rest in that evil guy?

 

Was he more exciting and spectacular?

Was he their big hero - strong, muscular?

Could he break big log chains right off of his wrists?

And did he boast laughing- then shake both his fists?

Was his voice like thunder with tongue hard as steel?

Oh, was the crowd taken and how did they feel?

 

Was it because Jesus stood motionless there?

Was it because Jesus did not have a prayer?

Was Jesus too loving t'ward innocent youth,

Was Jesus judgmental in speaking the truth?

Was Jesus too caring with his healing hands -

or was it because He had much greater plans?

 

There's no rhyme or reason, so often it seems.

It boggles the mind to such endless extremes.

So why did the crowd have Barabbas set free?

And why was it Jesus who died... and not me?

 

©2017 louis gander


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Submitted: Friday, April 7, 2017

Last Updated: Saturday, April 8, 2017

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Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.


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