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Put a Smile on Jesus' Face: A Rhyme to Inspire

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.

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Ultimately, whatever we choose to believe is merely a deliberate construct of mind, not a reflection of reality. So why not make our belief a happy one.

-- Val Karas

Would Jesus like to be always portrayed

the way of his dying on the cross in pain

instead of as happy messiah who prayed

for a loving world, not with a hate insane.


Who insisted on wiping smile off his face

the one that Buddha's wearing with bliss

to instill guilt and debt into human race

making part of his teaching a big miss.


It is like parents reminding us at all time

how their love is filled with the sacrifice

how our imperfection means a crime

while making each hug wear a price.


What happened with warm Magdalena story

displaying to us his human side of heart

instead of his ending, brutal and gory

not inspiring for a fresh life start.


Don't we tend to imitate our teacher's look

now less inspired by words than by pain

and it's not to defy anything of holy book

but love and suffering won't mix in brain.


So why not put a big smile on our teacher's face

maybe his words of love would touch us more

for walk on our spiritual path with new grace

with no sinner's guilt and debt like before.

© 2022 Val Karas

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