Sunday, April 04, 2010

spittin' image (Easter Day)

we would have
no trouble
your teachings had
been passed down,
each new generation
copying them down
from the blackboard
into their blue books;
your thoughts had
spawned a philosophy
which took up a
whole department
in the university;
your followers had
organized a political power
which threw the rascals
out of power;

but you . . .?

you turn to face
a dead ringer
for our friend
laid in the grave,

scaring us
to life.

© 2010 Thom M. Shuman