Jesus on a Spike

Jesus on a Spike

Why did they shoot Jesus?
They ask
Confronted by these idols
For
Jesus said: let’s share the bread
Help the poor
None should go hungry
When there is such plenty
None should be homeless

Let’s care for each other
And healed people’s blindness

The rich and the cops though said:
What?
Jesus!
Don’t you dare
Take what we’ve taken
You thief!
And they hung him

And keep him up there
To show you what happens

Elliot Sperber is a writer, attorney, and adjunct professor. He lives in New York City and can be reached at elliot.sperber@gmail.com and on twitter @elliot_sperber

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