Spirit of Easter

For today’s prompt, write a spirit poem.

Trigger warning: this poem is probably blasphemous but it’ll be pretty far down the list of my mortal sins so enjoy!


Spirit of Easter

Jesus screwed up the Resurrection.
He was supposed to emerge triumphant
when the stone was rolled away Easter morn.

Crucified on Good Friday,
He had the whole next day
to repair His body—
probably finished mid-afternoon.

So Jesus spent Saturday night
partying with the hookers
and tax collectors,
reverse transubstantiated wine
flowing from his stigmata.

The tomb was empty
because He was sleeping
it off at Mary’s.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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8 Responses to Spirit of Easter

  1. JeanMarie says:

    As they say in the South, you need prayer!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lisa Tomey says:

    Aah yes it’s a wake!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jupitergrant says:

    Lol 👏👏👏

    Liked by 1 person

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