Poem: An Interview With Jesus

An Interview With Jesus

Jesus, why do I carry a hammer and a nail?
It is easier to judge than to forgive
Jesus, why do I need you to speak for me?
My father wants you to live
Jesus, why can I not turn the other cheek?
You only know how to cause pain
Jesus, how should I live my life?
Providing shelter to the poor is your aim
Jesus, should I become a rich man?
Whose life do you wish to mimic?
Jesus, am I bound by the old law?
The laws are the notes; listen to the music
Jesus, why did you have to die on the cross?
To demonstrate the cruelty in the world
Jesus, why didn't you save yourself?
So my father's glory would be unfurled
Jesus, why were you not covered in gold?
Earthly riches separate mankind from one another
Jesus, why did you accept a sinner?
Have you ever met anything other?
Jesus, why did you stop the stoning?
To bring your sin into view
Jesus, why did you tell her to sin no more?
She is no different than you
Jesus, should we punish others for their sins?
Why does this concern you so?
Jesus, there are so many bad people
Your own heart is all you really know
Jesus, shouldn't we fight evil?
Who made them that way?
Jesus, God has blessed our country!
All are blessed who pray
Jesus, we have to kill the enemy
Blessed are the peacemakers
Jesus, they want to kill us!
Are you the money changers?
Jesus, how can a country be moral?
It all starts with you
Jesus, I'm just one person
There are others waiting too
Jesus, I'm a good person
Why do you scorn the poor?
Jesus, I work hard for my money
But what's important, you ignore
Jesus, what's important?
Loving thy neighbor
Jesus, I do love my neighbor!
And yet there are so many you abhor
Jesus, I could never be like you
All I ask is that you try
Jesus, I can't earn my way to heaven
You must ask or you will die
Jesus, why must I ask?
Because you have free will
Jesus, give me a sign
I want to see if you are faithful
Jesus, why do I have to be faithful?
Because you will not believe your own eyes
Jesus, I promise this time I will
Mankind only believes the lies
Jesus, why does God love me?
Do you love your own child?
Jesus, why doesn't he just accept me?
He does even if you are reviled
Jesus, why does he want my love?
He is made in your image
Jesus, what does that mean?
Inside your emotions lives the message
Jesus, isn't life just about science?
Can you measure love?
Jesus, I only believe what is proven
Noah only needed a dove
Jesus, everyone thinks you are a myth
What does your heart say?
Jesus, I am ashamed to bear your name
Then why do you not turn away?
Jesus, if I believe will there still be pain?
You were born in pain along with grace
Jesus, did I lose God's grace?
Your pure heart God did not erase
Jesus, why do I feel so unworthy?
Because you are finally humbled
Jesus, what is left of me?
Out of stone love was chiseled
Jesus, I want to go to heaven!
All who thirst for God will be welcome
Jesus, take me with you!
It is your destiny to be a part of God's kingdom

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jasper420 6 years ago

beautifull work


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you for your kind remark. It was an attempt to understand the message.... As has been said about Taoism: "The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao." I hope I got it right.

I am not necessarily a Christian as many people would define it but I am taken by the words of Jesus. Literal belief in the Bible escapes me....


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Captain Jimmy 6 years ago from WV


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thanks Captain...


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DavePrice 6 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

wow! great conversation - I'm sharing this one with everyone I know. Especially love the line "Jesus, am I bound by the old law? The laws are the notes; listen to the music." - that commentary out to ring out, man!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Dave,

This is a touchy subject for some people (putting words in Jesus' mouth) but I was struck by the way Jesus spoke in parables and didn't give straight answers in order to challenge our assumptions. I was also wondering if I truly understood his message and my answers were as I understand him to be...

In the end I see the Sermon on the Mount as the mark of Jesus and the man on the hill is the one I tried to emulate in the poem.

Thank you for your remarks....

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