Black Jesus

 

Black Jesus  

 

 

 

God

Is a white man

So they would have you believe

 

His only born son

A white man to

 

Not Arab or Negro

 

Though hailing from the dusty deserts

Of Palestine’s Arabia

 

More racially inherent the colour

And features bone structures

And skin would be tan, brown or black

 

Perhaps God

Was a Roman

 

And the interpretations of text

From Hebrew

A complex art

With all its parts of changing vowels

By the placements of a single point

Spells out different meanings

Placed on a word

 

But hey what the hell

We’ll interpret as we choose

And fit the bill

Clever little scholars of the future

We’ll bend the truth

Into a lie

 

This great and Holy foundation

Built upon cliché acceptance

Of a story lost in time

Through the twists and turns

Of intent to mislead

Away from this………

 

“The kingdom of God is inside you and all around you

 

  Not in mansions of wood and stone

 

  Split a piece of wood and I am there

 

  Lift a stone and I and you will find me”

The Gospel of Thomas

 

 

Words and monuments

Books and stained glass

Obedience and ritual

 

Gold adorns a cross in ridicule

 

Death and life

Heaven and hell

Reward and punishment

 

None of which can tell you

Or replace

Or translate

Your heart

And soul

 

God

Is a white man

So they would have you believe

 

His only born son

A white man to

 

Not Arab or Negro

 

 

 

 

 


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