Because he was known to the man of the house,
they let him come into the yard.
His friend was locked out, so he turned and went back
to have a few words with the guard.
Discerning connections between the three guys,
the guard asked a question of him,
Then Peter, afraid of what might well ensue,
denied being “one of his men.”
A fire had been lit on account of the cold.
To warm up they stood in a knot.
When asked of his membership in Jesus’ group,
again, Peter said, “I am not.”
Then someone among them remembered the ear
that Peter chopped off with a sword.
Confronted with proof of his earlier act,
again he abandoned his Lord.
Image: Adam de Coster – The Denial of Saint Peter, 17th Century
Source: John 18:15-18 & 25-27
Text: David Alexander, 2022 CC BY-NC SA 4.0
Tune: Samanthra, Public Domain
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