(To my Brother, who I will always love)
People that don’t understand
Can never understand
Abstract concepts can’t be taken
Metaphor and symbology
are the layman’s way in
to the mystic mystery.
The best way to describe
an infinite answer
is through poetry.
The creator I believe in
is a genius artist.
And I think Jesus was a meditator
a Bodhisattva, born enlightened.
He spoke in parables for a reason
although most still wouldn’t
listen or understand
his inner knowledge and wisdom.
His own village rejected him
“Aren’t you Mary’s son?” they said.
Most people label and destroy
what they can’t comprehend.
I bet the same people
that took the Bible literally then
are the same people that would
crucify him again, now
for interpreting the Bible
through the heart’s lens of love
not sacrifice and vengeance.
The Old Testament’s eye for an eye
and all the misogyny and blame
are still taken literally as truth.
If Jesus ever returned
he’d comfort the homeless
he himself was voluntarily homeless
he had compassion for the lowest:
the prostitutes, tax collectors,
the diseased and the untouchables
he wasn’t a hypocrite
like most Mercedes Benz buying
preachers and gurus
zooming around being worshipped
selling burnt offerings for metal coins
calling that sacrificial,
holy sacred church.
So who are the truly hidden pagans?
Christians who killed,
so many innocents
that they labelled heathens.
Murder in the name of god
was never love or god inspired.
Truth is hidden in metaphors
look deeper than the surface ritual.
Wise people say,
Prayer is talking to god
Meditation is listening.