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Day #16: Screamin’ Jesus


She sweats

And strains

And hollers it out

“Jesus LOVES You!!”

Between twin tracks

She stands

Tattered bible in hand

Staring you down

“He loves you.

Yes, he does.”

She whirls and twirls

Screams Jesus again

He saunters

His sign held out

“Jesus Saves”

And strolls

At the corner

He asks

“Jesus Saves,

Can I get an Amen?”

Screamin’ Jesus

Can I get an amen?

He loves you

Yes he does

Who’s he love?

The homeless man

Stomping down the street

Grunts and grimaces

Gestures and groans

Evil and hate

Cover his face

Or its demons

Clouding his brain?

Who’s he gonna save?

The sunburned man

His hooded eyes

And sideways glare

Walking in endless loops

Cherry red

He leers and grins

Poisoned by drugs

His mind a blank slate?

Screamin’ Jesus

Who you gonna save?

Who you gonna love

Screamin’ Jesus?

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9 responses to “Day #16: Screamin’ Jesus

  1. Bastet April 16, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Reminded me of a trip i took to Athens, Georgia…there was a street cornor evangelist…kind of scary if you ask me…well written and to the point. Thanks.

  2. kristentarzwell April 17, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Wow haunting and beautiful. I am blown away by the feelings this brings out!!

  3. Deliberately Delicious April 21, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I love the energy in this poem!

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