Whores and lepers. Sheep shit and fish guts. The real gospel is gritty. The real Jesus is dirty, naked, and unashamed of his great, humiliating sacrifice for those willing to accept such an inglorious, less than glossy delivery, which was not heralded on expensive card stock, which may not have occurred on December 25th. But it was the first Noel.
after 400 years of silent waiting
© 2014 Jennifer Wagner
trying my hand at tanka prose for carpe diem: christmastime
THAT was superb, raw, and real.
I love this. The description of Jesus' life as well as the tanka. Nice work, Jennifer.
Lovely and true - the title perfect.
I like the real and gritty response ~ You painted him real and close to our challenges ~ Merry Christmas to you and yours Jennifer ~
This is tough and heavy Jennifer! Very much Unsilent night! Merry Christmas to you!
so nice to see you and your lovely poetry. :)
Very gritty indeed! But truthful.
I love the honest look at Jesus - He came to squalor from a palace - amazing!
Lots to love about this piece, from the very cool title to the gripping prose and the clean tanka combination. Nice work!
sharply creased, Jen ~
A much needed reminder of reality vs. pretty packaging! Merry Christmas just the same, girl!
ps--do you have a book yet? If not, why not???? I can count on the fingers of one hand the cyber poets who are as talented as you are.
Wow, you paint grit really well~ I agree with FB you need to write a book~
Merry Christmas, Jennifer!
I hope your season is filled with love and laughter~
it is gritty...we want to make it into something beautiful...and it is...but it is not something so much different from our world..and in that there should be hope and comfort....
hope you and the fam have a great christmas....smiles.
'after 400 years of silent waiting, christmastime.'
Indeed. Merry Christmas, Jennifer!
__Have a grand New Year and a very Merry Christmas, Jenn!
Thank you for the reminders, Jennifer!
Have a great Christmas.
Reality inside the myths ... great go, bravo Jennifer!
Raw and truthful, great work!
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