In Defence of Yeshu the Poet

Michael Peach

To deny the divide inherent in man’s nature;
To abandon balance in the hope of transcendence;
To forsake the intellect in the name of faith;
To drown one’s ego in the amoral unconscious;
To refrain from judgement in the face of evil;
To turn the other cheek in defending one’s children;
To disengage from the earth in pursuing God’s Kingdom:
Is to mistake Yeshu’s fables for literal facts.
And yet, perhaps on Jesus I project:
Apocalyptists natural law reject.

29 December 1995

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