Sunday, February 21, 2016

MagpieTales #306: Having a Bad Day

"You see, Dear?
Everyone gets blue from time to time.
Even Jesus didn't escape those moments
Of loathing himself."

"His hair? He's having a bad hair day for sure
Mary said she'd give him a trim, but this?
It's such a mess, all hithery-dithery
And the points she left look like horns.
Horns, on Jesus of all people!"
            Christ in the Wilderness by Stanley Spencer

"I know he used to be very skinny.
This must have been his famous fat period.
He'd been talking, talking talking
And everyone wanted to feed him. 
He'd say..that's enough!
Then right before his eyes
One loaf and one fish became forty!
In the barest of blinks.
Or so they say....

"About the wilderness part? 
One man's meat is another man's poison....
Or does my analogy confuse you even more?
You see the billowing clouds behind Jesus?
Clearly, that's heaven and Jesus is hanging onto
the earth with everything he's got."

"This must be the very day, the very moment
when Jesus found out
what was lying ahead for him."

"What was that, you ask? Was it awful?
Yes, my was awful.
Or so they say......

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  1. yep- a very bad hair day!

  2. Anonymous11:00 AM

    love how your imagination took off with this!

  3. It was a bad hair day, and in the fields there where bad hares...

    1. I should be "pun"ished for missing that one.

  4. Anonymous3:58 PM

    This is flipping hilarious. :)

    "One man's meat is another man's poison" ... Love this line.

  5. Anonymous4:02 PM

    P.S. I LOVE your blog title. Guac is super yummy. :)

    1. We eat a lot of avocados around here. Fallbrook is Avocado Capital of the USA.

  6. At least the two variations of Elvis had their own postage stamp! I was not aware of Jesus' celebrated "fat" period. This piece is truly entertaining and quite humorous!

  7. I thought this was marvelous…on many levels. My favorite so far today.


  8. Must have been his visit to Charlies Chocolate Factory !

  9. love, love, love this.

  10. *giggle* love the loaves and fishes thing...