Stick Figure Jesus

Five year old on her knees

eyes closed to her world

hands clasped, or cupping air

in prayer

to the God of Man

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Five year old at her desk

draws a stick figure Jesus

smiling sun with a face

beside puffy white clouds

veiling heaven

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Religion, Religare

Green-eyed, earth bound

assassin of the spirit

False security of thy balustrade

Imprisons my soul

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The young woman prays

As it was, so it shall ever be

Five years old on her knees

Eyes closed and averted

from judgment

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“Bless me father, for I have sinned,”

I have killed the Buddha

served sour milk to Ganesh

I’ve eaten swine on the Sabbath

and worn white after Labor Day

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Five years old at her desk

Defined by adolescent artistry

and faith

draws a stick figure Jesus

for her daughters and sons

5 thoughts on “Stick Figure Jesus

    1. Thanks. 🙂 I was torn between an essay and a poem, and went with an image I had for a different subject. The subtle difference is five-year-old which is the actual age versus five years old which is a state of mind. After all that I’ll probably be compelled to write the essay too. LOL Thanks for your encouragement.

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