He was the One
yet one of twelve dealt a blow
one washed his hands
eleven followed faithfully
Satan tossed coin and As was heads*
Ace high at the supper table
brought low by greater love of silver
a potters' bloody field for Calvary
Aceldama – tr. field of blood – area of Jerusalem bought with Judas’ ‘blood money’. It had been a rich red clay field previously utilised by potters
‘As’ – Roman coinage from which ace is derived
A play on words in 44 for De’s quadrille prompt: Ace of poems
12 thoughts on “Aceldama”
Seems satan won that hand but not the game. Intriguing take on ace/aceldama…a word I’d never heard before.
It was all in God’s hands! See Act:1:18-19 – sometimes spelt with a k
Thanks for sharing…I’ve read it before but did not recall.
Such a beautiful write
thank you Beverly
A timely write for the Lent season. The word aceldama is a new word for me – thanks.
had to find something seasonal for ‘Ace’ Grace!
A timely piece, with Easter coming. Wonderful.
a difficult prompt for me this one but cannot resist a quadrille – thanks De
Great last line, really takes us into the world.
“in the world but not of the world” 😉
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