“He Amongst You Who Is Without Sin, Let Him Cast The First Stone”
“He Amongst You Who Is Without Sin, Let Him Cast The First Stone”2 mins 57 2 mins 57
The woman panted squatting before the master
As the angry mob poised for a deathly leisure
Yelled in unison: “stone her, stone her to death.”
We caught her red-handed in the infamous deed.
Her death was not sought to sanctify the county,
Instead, it was a drama of the wicked and prudent.
To test the master teaching the blameless in the shrine
After a night’s rendezvous with the father in the mountain.
The scapegoat glanced at the feet of the untainted goat.
Tears wetted her shroud as she stared at the beasts.
The one who partook in the act while she was held
Was now a prospective assassin jeering with a stone in hand.
She wished she went blind before her denunciation.
For she never wanted hugging hands to cast killing stones.
Nevertheless, seeing the true faces of her patrons
She found a good reason to kiss death and live no more.
The drama started as the seemingly god-fearing leader opened up:
“Teacher, what do we do with this adulteress?”
“She is a threat to the society,” quipped a scribe
Whose cunningness dared him see the glowing eyes of the teacher.
As the accused recollected her might face the catapulting stones
Amidst the multitude cursing her birth and spitting venom
And leaders indulging in an unsuccessful attempt of incitement
The master radiated divinely love, leaning against the pilaster.
His fingers pronounced the ruling to the shameless crowd.
“Who amongst you is flawless to execute my father’s commandment?”
Killer stones slipped past tainted hands as the mob melted away
Realizing they were no better than the woman they tried to slay.
Neither did the unblemished master judge the convict.
“Go in peace and sin no more,” went the final verdict.
Who am I to judge someone and display my fault-finding pursuits
When I am not ready to reflect on my faults and make amends?