Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt #374; Theme: Pop

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Pop Culture Jesus

He came into the world a baby,
even as Adam and Eve
entered it,
fully formed.
He is heavily edited,
often misquoted, for
eighteen years of his life
are unaccounted for.
He honored His father and mother,
but honored His Heavenly Father more.
He was a carpenter;
He is a King.
He is a mystery,
yet many feel they know Him.
He is a part of history,
but not herstory.
He loved all women,
or He loved one woman.
His Name is a prayer,
even as it is a swear.
He was a pescatarian
who declared all meat clean,
a drinker of old wine for the Catholics,
new wine for the Mormons.
He atonement covers all sin
beyond the point of conversion;
His shed-letting only blots out
sins repented of.
He is an ideal
few live up to,
and even fewer seek to.
He saved souls,
His words have saved the lives
of those who believe,
His influence has saved even more
for those who do not.
He committed suicide;
He is a martyr who allowed
Himself to be killed.
He is a liberal Socialist
for the eugenicists,
a conservative Republican,
for those who believe in
natural selection.
He is God,
He is His Son,
or He was,
simply,
a Man.

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