To bring a city to its sense,
a nation to its knees,
they welcomed Nazareth's carpenter,
waved palms cut from the trees.
Hosanna filled the quiet air,
they strained to glimpse a view;
'Messiah' they acclaimed this man
whom Pharisees would sue.
He turned the tables upside down,
he spun their world around,
he challenged preconceived ideas,
flung hatred to the ground.
This man had learnt too much, it seemed,
knew ways of right and wrong,
his ear attuned to righteousness
sensed discord in their song.
The politicians and the priests
were threatened by this choice;
the hypocrites would silence him,
and still we shun his voice.
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