Dogs 2007

SILENCE AND A SMILE
(10/6/07)


we all
feel the need
to respond
to react
to rebut
when challenged
verbally
in life

most times
however
when we return
vocal fire
we are diminished
to our debater's degree
losing whatever
advantage
that we may
have held

sometimes
simply staying quiet
with a knowing grin
casts a greater concern
upon the challenger's
countenance
than any
or all
of the words
at our disposal

if Jesus
would have
remained silent
with a smile
all the while
in front
of the Pharisees
he may have saved himself
from the cross
and scared them
more shitless
than the rumors
of his
resurrection

a Mona Lisa Christ
would have been
one
kick ass
happy face
God

and
his believers
legion