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If Jesus is Hate

If Jesus is hate and God is dead, (which implies that he must have lived) and if man is but the puppeteering hand in the world's tragedy, then, his complaint is the reviling stench of scapegoat excrement If Muhammed is fearless and Allah is anonymous, and peace is but the misnomer  for war; holy in its pilgrimage on roads that lead to nowhere; desolate of knowledge, then, contentment is the murderous curse of denial upon our most earnest strivings If Abraham is sterile and El Shaddai is impotent, and commandments are hot irons but brandished, to burn our bovine hides in anguish; sending the glory of humanity out to pasture, then, justice is but the blind man's folly to presume that weights are measured If the Bible is false and the Koran is a dream; the incubus of succubus teachings, but absurd molestations against the collective innocence of creation, then, Ginsberg be damned and Liberacie condemned to staight-walk propensity's leanings If kinetically "I" is evil, though "Conscience" be good or benevolent though reason be dirty; if "I" feels regret, though "Conscience" be true, but truth lost its footing in frail forgetting, then in what manner of deformity shall we rove 'cross the schizophrenic map of our history? How does a species indemnify the nose spitefully cut from its physiognomy; as though a purer air could bring enlightenment through the attenuated view of a single nostril, as though humankind can apply the scalpel to eviscerate itself and dispel of the gall bladder as though our evolution has no flesh that's pulled taut across the millennia, from the very beginning? We are whole in our absolute being both beautiful and decrepit, or we are not conscious at all.

Copyright © January 2002 Carmen Kinder Gage

Additional Notes:
This poem was written in response to another's sardonic poem entitled "If Jesus is Love".

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