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

Leave a Reply to lynn__ Cancel reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s