Convicted by stark harsh fists
Ridiculed by tearing wrath
Ugly contorted poisonous faces spitting anger
Condemned by a hail of concocted cant
Incriminated by a vortex of hate
Flogged by a flailing hard-armed Medusa whip
Inflicted by the sharpness of iron
X marks the spot for the nails
Impaled and executed in stages
Oblivion is dark like Orion
Null and void is the world.
The photo I took at St Giles, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England,
United Kingdom the Friday before Good Friday 2015.
Historical detail: by the time of the flogging,
Christ was probably striped and stark naked.
Medusa is the monster of Greek mythology,
who has venemous snakes in the place of hair.
Orion is the hunter.
'dark' refers to the eclipse during the crucifixion.
Easter is about chocolate bunnies;
or playing in a sunny park;
or dressing up in Easter bonnets.
Methinks all this is to avoid the truth.