what thoughts rolled through His mind
what emotions overtook His countenance
as our Lord rode into streets
lined with happy pilgrims come
for the festival of the Passover?
was it joy at the sight of so many
gathered to praise God and
honor the One True King
or overwhelming sorrow knowing
that those uplifted voices would soon scorn
the man that today they named Savior?
indeed Mark notes that upon entering Jerusalem
after so cheerful a welcome
for the ignorance of His children