Sunday, March 16, 2014

Jesus H. Christ



I am cast as Jesus in the passion play
not because my hair is long or the right color,
but that Jewish thing
when I gaze at the ceiling
none of the guys could do it right.

I pose with a sheet, well-placed rod
my own crown of thorns,
sexy sandals,
do an amazing Bela Lugosi
invite the audience to eat my flesh, drink.

It is very old wine
hope you like.
I wait, patiently, for a nosebleed,
a basket of fish and chips
I am Jesus. I bid you welcome.


tk/March 2014




Wittily delivered by R.A.D. Stainforth...






*Feast in the House of Simon, 1610, El Greco 


30 comments:

  1. Wonderful reference to Lagosi! "Eat my flesh" - he would too!

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  2. ONE basket of fish and chips - and you're gonna feed that whole crowd? :-)

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  3. A very interesting point of view!

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  4. I like the playful thought of playing Jesus in the Easter pageant! This split me 2 ways again!

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    1. The thought of myself playing Jesus struck me as especially humorous...

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    2. The thought of you playing Jesus is provocative and a real hoot! You'd be a sexy Jesus in an updated passion play I'd love to be a fly on the wall.

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    3. Thanks Bekkie...Jesus does happen to be wearing pink in this painting by El Greco...

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  5. I love it! Nice twist and superb imagery.

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  6. This is a riot, Tess. Nobody but you :)

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    1. Giggle...I'm glad everyone has a good sense of humor...

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  7. Now that's one Jesus I reckon I could get along with!

    I giggled at Tom's comment!!

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  8. So very clever ... welcome, indeed!

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  9. If he turned up today they would write him off as a complete whacko greeny hippy and string him up from the nearest crucifix !

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  10. I loved how you described the Jewish thing. Fish and Chips sounds good to me :)

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  11. Fish and chips and Communion wine - a Biblical feast of a poem.

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  12. I loved the reference ... very beautifully written.

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  13. Oh yes! I liked that tone! Nicely literary, with bite..Bela Lugosi!

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  14. I love this! ...and it's as yummy as fish and chips, but I prefer pi! Hehehehe, you'll understand this after you read mine!

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  15. i got to see the passion play in Germany. Ill never forget "jesus" riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. For just a moment my eyes dilated and I sat back in my chair.

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  16. A delightfully heretical take on scripture. Nice one, Tess!

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  17. Thanks for laughing with me, dear readers...

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