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I found Jesus on a Juicy Fruit staring back at me
When I peeled off the foil I faced a divinity
I wasn't looking for anything but a tasty piece of gum
I didn't expect a face to face with the good Lord's only son
But when I saw him on that stick I knew my sinnin' days were done

A couple thousand years ago Christ used to walk around
Now it's in toast and oil-stains and tortillas that he's found
He used to come in visions - which worked well for many years -
But that, like sense and courtesy, is passe now it appears
Revelation itself ain't good enough it's gotta come with souvenirs

Jesus on a Juicy Fruit
Conversion by confection
Ever since that day my life's gone in a new direction

Jesus on a Juicy Fruit
Salvation in a wrapper
My soul and breath will both be fresh when I reach the here-after

Well I framed that sacred Juicy Fruit and put it up in my garage
So when I'm changin' out my sparkplugs I'm still hangin' out with God
You can keep your cross and altar and you can keep your rosary
Padre you'll just have to give your sermons without me
When you've got Jesus on a Juicy Fruit what more do you need

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The following comments are for "Jesus in a Juicy Fruit"
by CyanideEyes

Miracle of the gum
LOL this is wonderful! God has got to be showing the angels this one - and having a good laugh. And why not, I say.
Thanks great fun!

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: July 12, 2009 )

Food for thought
Good one! Is this a country-western song?

( Posted by: poeteye [Member] On: July 13, 2009 )

Jesus On A Juicy Fruit
Jonpenny - Thank-you! I'm glad you liked it. Since the main purpose was to make folk laugh I'm rewarded. Really, thank-you.

Poeteye - I mostly don't write lyrics for a genre (I play no instruments and can't read or write music) but I mostly listen to folk/country (that's where you get most of the best songwriters) so most of my lyrics would pretty much default to those two. But, as a matter of fact, as I was writing it it kept attaching itself to the tune of Billy Dee by Kris Kristofferson. Good call :)

( Posted by: CyanideEyes [Member] On: July 14, 2009 )

Holy Gum!!
Hilarious!!! I love it! LMAO funny. It does ring true, and I don't know whether that's good or bad! =)

( Posted by: MuddyBraun [Member] On: July 14, 2009 )

Chopra is out
And juicy fruit is in. I love the way you portray the state of faith today. In the past it was totems, chants, and talismans. Today it is ice cream, smokestacks, and bags of ice, reflecting our pop culture and our lack of progress over the mysteries all at once. Your poem was provacative and absurd; just what looks good in poetic form. It reminds me somehow of "Reservation Blues," when the Indian woman performs the miracle with the fry bread simply by dividing it into smaller pieces.

( Posted by: brickhouse [Member] On: July 15, 2009 )

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