Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hip-Hop of the Rolling Rock (Easter)

Image:  djajakarta (via Magpie Tale)
The stone was not rolled away, to be thrown
the next day. Read the letters in the sand
(Oh wait you can't, that's not scripture)
Red letters, in the sand. Bleeding.

No. Sisyphus doctrine, spoon fed to blind men.
Again. And Again. Move mountains, don't
create them. He is Risen. He is Risen. Let Him---
stay that way, don't put Him back in.

Love wins. But if only & only if. It is a virus.
Spread like bird flu. Secretions & Excretions.
No man is an island or the egg alone he came in. 
Take wing.  The Sun shines indiscriminately. 
Stop the beat-ings.

Sing.

written for Magpie Tales.

Happy Easter and if you don't celebrate, may your day be filled with sun...and hopefully not too many tummy aches from too much chocolate.

87 comments:

She scribbles said...

Wish you a Happy Easter!

PattiKen said...

Powerful, Brian. I'm not sure if you meant to, but for me, you've spoken volumes about the hypocrisy of many of the "religious."

Happy Easter, my friend.

PattiKen said...

And wow, almost made it in first.

zongrik said...

love wins only if it's a virus? is that supposed to be nasty? what does that mean???

Kelly said...

Like this one a lot. Especially "The Sun shines indiscriminately."

Daydreamertoo said...

Oh, I so agree with all of this Brian.
If love was a virus, I would be first in line to spread it as far and as wide across this world as I could possibly do, and, I'd ask everyone I know to do it too. Love conquers everything, if only we would ALL open our eyes to reality instead of wearing blinkers to the truth.
What a wonderful read. Yes, 'He' is Love.
Still working on mine for the Mag. :)

Brian Miller said...

oh you got the gist patti...smiles.

Gloria said...

Happy Easter Brian!

Nikki Rules said...

I had pnacakes for breakfast. With broken pieces of girardelli chocolate. So happy easter bunny to you too!

christopher said...

We do have the challenge of wedding the way the world is to the way it ought to be. Happy Easter Brian.

Whosyergurl said...

Brian, love the line the stone was rolled away not to be thrown. You've got it, man.
Happy Easter, Cheryl

happygirl said...

The sun shines indiscriminately as does the rain fall. Happy Easter my friend. He is risen!

junesanjuan said...

Happy Easter Brian...I love this line: The Sun shines indiscriminately.
It sure does :)
Thank you for this cool feel good write. :)

Anonymous said...

Love this section, B:

"It is a virus.

Spread like bird flu. Secretions & Excretions.

No man is an island or the egg alone he came in."

Happy Easter. :)

rosemarymint.wordpress.com

Kathe W. said...

YES! No man is an island.

Jackie Jordan said...

Puzzling to me, in a religious sort of way. I'm agnostic, but respectfully so. "Love for sale to the highest donator, heaven is for the sinless perfect. What's the use of wasting this short life for a mystical pipedream?"

Little Nell said...

You flew with the prompt! Some nice allusions here.

Mama Zen said...

Awesome write!

Happy Easter, Brian!

Claudia said...

i think that's the coolest easter hip-hop i've ever heard..yep.. we shouldn't reduce what he has done with our weird actions and wrong understanding of religion...happy easter bri

Heaven said...

"Move mountains, don't create them" resonates with me. Love would be the only virus I would like to spread around the world.

Happy Easter Brian ~

Pat Hatt said...

Well I agree
Even if you did set off by ocd
Bird flu can stay with the birds
Other than words
And let the lovey dovey come
Making many hum

Yousei Hime said...

Eggcellent Easter poem. ;) Seriously. Nice challenges without sides. Spread love like a virus, spread love without preference or discrimination. Love not hate. Love not indifference. Thanks, Brian. Smiles and hugs.

kaykuala said...

If love is liken to a virus and spreads like bird flu, how nice,Brian! Everyone would be in love and so a loving world it is! Happy Easter!

Hank

Leovi said...

Magnificent. Yes, no man is an island.

DJan said...

I have heard the phrase "the benign virus of love" before, but you have said it so incredibly well, Brian. Thank you and boo-yah back atcha.

Magpie said...

Again, Brian...that title!! You have such a way with one liners. Happy Easter or sunshine and chocolate (as you said).

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

"The stone was not rolled away, to be thrown the next day. Read the letters in the sand (Oh wait you can't, that's not scripture) Red letters, in the sand. Bleeding."

Hi! Brian...
I really like the "push" and "pull" Of your [beautiful] poetic words this Easter Sunday.

[Your [poetic] words compliment your equally, beautiful image...too!]

Tks, for sharing and Happy Easter to you, your family, friends, and readers too!
deedee ;-D

Goofball said...

Love is the message

Happy Easter

Wayne Pitchko said...

enjoyed this Brian...well done as usual

Paige said...

Thank you, Brian for these wise
words.

Jenny Woolf said...

I particulaly like that last single word line. Very effective.

Laurie Kolp said...

Love should be a virus resistant to all forms of anitBODIES- (hehe, I surprised myself). Happy Easter!

turtlememoir said...

"The stone was not rolled away, to be thrown
the next day."
Your poem is so deeply insightful, made me think... Every year we kill and bury christ so we can resurrect him; we do the same with lost loved ones - is that l-o-v-e, or is it clinging to old stories? ...And, what isn't open to new ways of interpreting faces the danger of remaining forever dead.

ayala said...

Happy Easter :)

Goat said...

The raw side of it. Love how you force the reader to engage the brain. Nice.

^.^ said...

On a lighter note ... for your precious boys, Brian :) Blow out a raw egg, syringe coloured hot! Jello in, tape holes shut, cool in fridge ... voila ... surprise eggs ready :) Happy Easter, my friend. Love, cat.

Syd said...

I am so glad that the rock is rolled away. Leave the spirit to be free. Hope that you and your family are enjoying the day. Beautiful here!

Daniel said...

Great picture to start my mind going on this one. Love the pacing and energy. I hear you on this one.

Misfit. said...

What a great take! He is risen indeed! I loved your challenge to spread the message of resurrection. His resurrection surely has implications. :) Good job!

Wrinkling Daily said...

I'm going to have to read this a few more times to get it all, but it is powerful. Hope you and your family enjoyed the day.

otin said...

Happy Easter to the Millers!!

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Definitely one of the more abstract Easter poems I'll read today...

Mary said...

Can't add much to what has been already expressed, as i am coming to the party late.... I love the ending though, I must say. Hoping you and family had a very happy Easter, Brian.

Mary said...

Can't add much to what has been already expressed, as i am coming to the party late.... I love the ending though, I must say. Hoping you and family had a very happy Easter, Brian.

Vodka Mom said...

love wins.



my heart is hoping that this is indeed the case.

Fred Rutherford said...

Brian, this is one of your best purely poetic pieces. Love the mythology and religion, working side by side. Love the message in the latter part, very well put. Great piece. Thanks

manicddaily said...

Right on! A lot pushed and pulled here--rockin' k.

Betsy said...

wow..this was great. the first line says it all, doesn't it!

Slamdunk said...

You always have an interesting take--I hope you and the family had a nice holiday weekend.

Myrna R. said...

Love being back reading you.

(Thank you for your kind words of condolence.)

Sage said...

The angel rolling the rock verses Rolling Rock of Latrobe PA fame... :)

momto8 said...

Love is the greatest because it lasts....in heaven we won't need faith or hope.
Happy Easter!

Victoria said...

Exquisite take on Easter, Brian. Just the essence of being real, not judging. Too easy to hide behind "doctrine" and miss the message..

Joanne said...

Happy Easter, hoping it was, Brian. Spreading it around, resurrection love fever. That'll work. Life's renewal is for everyone, and so is chocolate, I hope!

Christine said...

Well done...
An entanglement of meanings at this time of year. Happy easter to you.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Such a blessed day! I hope your Easter was wonderful!

Valerie said...

And still the world hasn't changed!

The weather here is depressingly wet. I'm glad to stay home and read blogs, yours in particular

Dave King said...

Great stuff, from recycled ones almost carving out a mythology all your very own.

izzy said...

"Don't put him back in"- Yup that is a good idea and plea. Still working on my brotherhood and teacher
philosophy- a prophet ? not sure.
Wise- oh yes...I think I'll stop there.

AmyLK said...

No chocolate tummy aches for me! Hope your Easter was filled with family time and egg hunts. :)

Tara Miller said...

The stone was not rolled away, to be thrown the next day.

Move mountains, don't create them.

These were two of my favorite lines. It is so easy in our human nature to just judge others with no thought to the story behind their actions or to just react out of pure emotion and not love. God is Love and He shows us how to love others no matter what. Not an easy task for sure but if we are filled with His spirit and see the world and others as He does, wouldn't there be a huge change amongst the people of this world.

Very nice write my love.

janaki nagaraj said...

Hip-hopped...and hips don't lie.
Nice one. Happy Easter!

EJ said...

The first line really got me right away. And the whole piece is great. Thanks for sharing!

ladyfi said...

A complex poem. Love wins - but it takes work.

SueAnn said...

I am afraid I would have tried very hard to stop the beatings. Sigh!!
Sad and powerful
Hugs
SueAnn

tony said...

A Happy easter To You + Yours.Regards,Tony.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

To the hippest cat I know: I hope you and your family had a very good Easter!

Helen said...

'spoon fed' .. yep, apt description of how so many are indoctrinated.

Sue said...

Yep, too much of love is if only and only if.
Religion, too.

=)

william said...

hope you and the family had a great Easter, great meaning in this work for the Real meaning of such an occassion :)

Gail said...

Once again you have cornered the market on great.

Lyn said...

I like this one so much..like a rolling stone..this comes from each one's vision..so I'm for the love part..

De said...

OhmyWORD, Brian. I absolutely LOVE this. Must go read again. And again. Excellent, EXCELLENT.

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, so very nice!

Kutamun said...

"please , dont beat me !, said the egg to the beater"

Ginny Brannan said...

Tip-toing the fine lines of theology and being p.c.--in the end, the true message is "love" for those who are listening, and that's all that matters. I like the way you think and write, my friend.
(I wrote "Legacy" trying to walk the same walk, but probably defeated the purpose with quote & image shared at the bottom. Oh well...)

Nicely written with some great food for thought, Brian.

The Bug said...

Stop the beatings & sing - if only it could be so!

Carrie Burtt said...

A glorious tribute to the true meaning of Easter Brian. Love Love Love this!!!

James said...

Very nice. Love that first line about the stone not to be thrown. Very nice, indeed.

Trellissimo said...

What, has nobody said 'eggcellent?' Shame! lol

Linda said...

Cool Easter poem. Hope yours was delightful!

Josh Hoyt said...

I love the picture and great poem to go with it.

ds said...

Brilliant. Yes, stop the blood in the sand, the beatings, and the "if & only if"...Thank you.

Suko said...

So much here, so much meaning, so well-expressed!

poeticlicensee said...

Clever title "Hip-Hop of the Rolling Rock (Easter)"Many people do seem to have a hard time with peace, love, understanding & forgiveness on any type of consistent basis...

poeticlicensee said...

Incidentally, comments are extremely difficult for this loyal follower to post on your blog for unknown reason; often results in giving up in frustration but enjoy reading every one of your poems, along with the many comments by you & your other followers...

Dasuntoucha said...

Word.