Dogs 2010

RECYCLED MESSIAH
(4/1/10)


the Christmas
and Easter seasons
hold a fascination
for everyone
who grew up
in the West
inundated
and terrified
with the strange saga
concerning
Jesus of Nazareth

as we grow
we progress
from presents
to painful realization
of the true meaning
and history
of such
holidays

we attempt
to divine
the Gospel down
to its fundamental
spiritual impressions
while omitting
the miracles
and mayhem
which only serve
to confuse
and mystify

amazing
that a motley
collection
of dissatisfied
desert freaks
started a movement
that would become
the state religion
of the Roman Empire
in less than
300 years

water into wine
is a sideshow act
by comparison

sadly
they are mostly
forgotten
as we continue
to play
Christ-In-A-Box
each winter
and spring

it becomes
increasingly
more difficult
to put such occasions
into proper
personal
perspective

so I regress
to simpler
times
and hope
that the Easter Bunny
brings me something
good
this year