Poem based on 4th Sunday after Epiphany Mark 1:21-28

What are you doing here?
--came the scream of those who knew
----of this teacher
--------in fear
Why have you come
--at this time
--------and in this place
the ones who know not who you are
or could care less?
Jesus.  You are wasting your time
--on these souls who come here only to play
-------at religion
--as if they think they know what they are doing
--as if they think they care
with that look of astonishment on their faces
--they pay you honor
but we know
--we know
---------is in charge here
---------calls the shots
---------and controls the lives
---------and allows them to play at their games
-----------that they think is life
it all works so well
this game
So what have you to do with us
--Jesus of Nazareth?
Would you destroy all this?
Would you destroy the life these people have built
------------just for your kingdom?
--you are getting too close
--this is not the game we expected
but where are we to go
------Holy One
do you really think they will follow you?
and the people were amazed
--at the new teaching
----and authority

------that even the unclean spirits obey


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