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Friday, June 02, 2006

Controversial Jesus


Wrote this poem for the new Mosaic series. The prompt was to write something dealing with a controversial aspect of Jesus. So far, this poem has had controversial results. People's reactions are split right down the middle. Some think it's profound, other's think it's pretty bad.:-)

One

Bono sings about me.
I am the number of hearts you’re given in this life.
I’m the number of husbands you hope you’ll ever marry.

If I were a fruit, I’d be a bing cherry.
If you could catch me in your hand, I would be an index finger pointing toward the sky.
If you could walk on me, I would be a single path, finishing on the horizon in a finite point.

There’s no use trying to soften my edges.
I’m not a party, not a social butterfly.
I’m not door number 2 or 3.
I’m the only choice you’ve got.
I’m not a fork in the road,
Not a side dish or a complimentary color.
If you wear me, I’m the only shade from head to toe.
If you eat me I am the only taste from bite to swallow.

Two’s company and three’s a crowd
But I am the last person left in a room

“They,” “we,” “us,” and “them” have left me out.
I am the only time three letters equal One.

I can be a number or a state-of-being.
But long ago, a man made my name a declaration.
Consider his words:
He said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.”

5 Comments:

Blogger Annie Wright said...

Are you going to let us read the other?

2:08 PM  
Blogger pk said...

These were the lines that really stuck out to me:
"I’m not door number 2 or 3.
I’m the only choice you’ve got.
I’m not a fork in the road,
Not a side dish or a complimentary color.
If you wear me, I’m the only shade from head to toe."

6:15 PM  
Blogger jess said...

ummmmm christin thats great...yeah, I agree wiht pk--a powerful line- "I'm not door number 2 or 3. I'm the only choice you ve got."

powerful!

6:12 AM  
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9:14 AM  
Blogger Heidi Bird said...

hey Christin that really good, i like it :)

9:20 AM  

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