Not Trying to Rain on Easter Parade: A Thought Provoking Poem
I am willing to believe Jesus was genius teacher
along with the Buddha, well, those two I know
much unlike any other modern day preacher
he knew a lot of making man's spirit grow.
With another Easter approaching I can't but ask
how many parades will globally be taking place
with some devotee in front wearing Jesus' mask
marching in that parade with that solemn grace.
Then my thoughts take a little further their roam
while assuming the festivity is for Christ's return
if he ever comes back, will Vatican be his home
or there is something much more there to learn.
For, somehow I just can't see him junk his old robe
to dress up in one much fancier than the Pope's
to assume his kingship over the entire globe
to fill our hearts with salvation hopes.
All those riches and pomp of the Vatican's fame
doesn't look like anything from Jesus' teaching
and it's not the kind of power he would claim
his spiritual stature being so overreaching.
So, why Vatican celebrates Easter at all
if Jesus would never set his foot in there
his damnation of church meaning its fall
with no ritualistic service he would spare.
These and other questions come to my mind
while I am aware of their controversial taste
but I may not be the only one of this kind
hoping these questions are not a waste.
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