โ€œWHAT REALLY HAPPENED ON FRIDAY!โ€๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ

โ€œWHAT REALLY HAPPENED ON FRIDAY!โ€ * a poem. Aug. 25, 2018 – Saturday: a.k.a.: โ€œA Complete, Unabridged Account Of Good Friday, Circa 33 ยฝ A. D. (Translated From Greek & Aramaic, Penned By A Moderately Disinterested Samaritan Observer)!โ€

It was a nasty afternoon, and those Romans were up,

To their โ€œsame, old tricksโ€ with the-vinegar-in-the-cup,

Which they offered to some folks, hanging that day,

On some crosses at Golgatha*** – it-was-Friday, I say!

I noticed this one guy, with a crown made of thorns,

And I also noticed – on his feet – were a whole lotta โ€œcorns,โ€****

And this fellow was a-prayinโ€™ โ€œDad, what the f – – – are they doing? Well! Please, Dad, forgive โ€˜em!โ€

And a big storm was โ€œbrewinโ€™!โ€

Anyway-this-fellow – shouted! – in a Jewish dialect,

โ€œF – – – ing – A! This sure hurts!โ€

And the guyโ€™s skin was wrecked,

FROM WHIPPINGS GALORE; gosh, he was bleeding,

And-cursinโ€™-like-a-choir-boy, while the Roman guards were reading,

And-casting-lots-for-clothes – and chewinโ€™ on nails,

As this guy kept on shoutinโ€™ – I-couldnโ€™t-think-past-his-wails!!

โ€œGod damn, M – f – – – in J tit – this hurts bad,

G damn, M f -er – come on, now, Dad;

Isnโ€™t this enough? Iโ€™m ready to go!โ€

And a thief, next to him, said: โ€œHey, man, do you know –

Anyone in Heaven? Can-ya-put-in-a-good-word?โ€

โ€œOK!โ€ said The Screamer, who was squawking like a bird!!

And The Guards finally offered their vinegar cup,

And this guy drank a little-said: God Dโ€“n,โ€ (pause)

And-looked-up! (pause)

The storm clouds were building, as the cursing kept on,

AND THIS GUY SANG A SONG-Iโ€™d-never-heard!

THEN, HE-was GONE!!

And the words of that song!! Well, for-some-reason-I-cry:

โ€œNa na – na – na na – na –

Hey, hey, yโ€™all, Good Bye!โ€

fin. โค

* – from a long lost papyrus, dated to around the time of Christ,** which was found in the foothills surrounding Alpine, Texas, U.S.A., last week; it is written mostly in Aramaic, which could have been the native language of Jesus. It is translated here; NO ONE claims authorship!

** – Jesus, Nazarene.

*** – Place of Skulls!

**** – possibly he walked a lot in uncomfortable, ill-fitting sandals!

This painting, I think, is called: “The Yellow Christ,” and was done by French impressionist Paul Gauguin.

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