Erwartungen (Expectations)

What did they expect?
Were they expecting blue eyes?
Perhaps one taller.

A chestnut-maned Jew?
A sword-wielding cloudrider?
An actual lamb?

Maybe a shepherd,
What with all the “one flock” talk.
A politician?

Was it ageism?
Too old for a messiah?
Or the wrong accent?

What did they expect?
Deliverance from labor?
Instant gold-paved streets?

Was it not enough
Staying above engraved words:
Der Herr ist nahe*?

All know the saying
Rome wasn’t built in a day
So why the Kingdom?

*The Lord is near.

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