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RHETORICAL VERSE IN SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET FORM
154 SONNETS IN 14 DAYS  'ROUND CHRISTMAS 2003
(COMPOSED 15-28 DEC 2003 / 11 SONNETS PER DAY)
by BOKE
gospel of boke
(154-sonnet collage/sequence)

DAY {1/14}  

A POSTMODERN/RHETORICAL ADVENTURE THROUGH THE GOSPEL OF JOHN IN SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET FORM


GOSPEL OF BOKE {1 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_1_01}   "In the beginning was the word, wrote John

{GOB_1_02}   (apostle -- not the baptist, or the pope),"

{GOB_1_03}   writes Boke as he receives that damned "baton"

{GOB_1_04}   that God sends off by email when His hope ...

 
{GOB_1_05}   ... for humankind is lost: when bullshit reigns.

{GOB_1_06}   Like Jeremiah, Boke is not too pleased.

{GOB_1_07}   He whines, "Dear God, don't make me ride the plains

{GOB_1_08}   a prophet... Boke-dot-com has been Chinese'd ...

 
{GOB_1_09}   ... and I must teach four-thousand Asian signs

{GOB_1_10}   to Monkey-bot -- so when a Shanghai friend

{GOB_1_11}   returns she'll find a few amusing lines

{GOB_1_12}   that Texans will not ever comprehend.

 
{GOB_1_13}   "Stop whining, Boke," says God, "just write this down."

{GOB_1_14}   Boke smiles, he has no choice but be God's clown.

GOSPEL OF BOKE {2 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_2_01}   "Behold an Israelite who has no guile,"

{GOB_2_02}   said Jesus to Nathaniel. "How'd you know?"

{GOB_2_03}   Nathaniel asked. Then Jesus, with a smile,

{GOB_2_04}   said, "You were 'neath that fig tree 'while ago ...

 
{GOB_2_05}   ... 'fore Philip called to you and said come see

{GOB_2_06}   THE ONE that Moses and the prophets sing

{GOB_2_07}   is coming. Here I am." NATHANIEL: "Gee,

{GOB_2_08}   you are the Son of God. Israeli king!"

 
{GOB_2_09}   A WORM-HOLE OPENS UP... Joe Lieberman

{GOB_2_10}   comes tumbling out amidst self-righteous rant:

{GOB_2_11}   "Praise God, we got him! Now there'll come the fun

{GOB_2_12}   (no matter if the U.N. says we shan't) ...

 
{GOB_2_13}   ... of trial and execution of Hussein."

{GOB_2_14}   Christ smiles: "To dwell on death will rot your brain."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {3 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_3_01}   GOD SCOWLS (evacuates Joe from the scene):

{GOB_3_02}   "These worm-hole accidents have got to stop!

{GOB_3_03}   I did not think these up. Where's Howard Dean?

{GOB_3_04}   Perhaps he can invent a worm-hole mop."

 
{GOB_3_05}   [While God is seeking Howard, we'll resume

{GOB_3_06}   where we left off before Joe bogged the flow.]

{GOB_3_07}   SAYS JESUS (to Nathaniel): "There is room

{GOB_3_08}   in heaven for a guileless Jew. You'll go."

 
{GOB_3_09}   Though through the worm-hole we hear screechy sounds

{GOB_3_10}   of death-embracing, fearful Bushy-lies

{GOB_3_11}   Christ's loving voice is louder. Nicely drowns

{GOB_3_12}   self-righteous noise of hole-bound, angry guys.

 
{GOB_3_13}   Next episode's in Cana: Y'all stay tuned.

{GOB_3_14}   [Is that where Ry and Trista honeymooned?]


GOSPEL OF BOKE {4 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_4_01}   FADE IN: A CANA WEDDING, GALILEE ...

{GOB_4_02}   CHRIST'S MOM (named Mary) SAYS: "Son, there's no wine."

{GOB_4_03}   "Now, woman, what has this to do with me?

{GOB_4_04}   My hour has not yet come." SHE SMILES, that's fine ...

 
{GOB_4_05}   ... "Just do what Jesus tells you. He'll end up

{GOB_4_06}   a doin' what his mamma says he should."

{GOB_4_07}   Since Jewish mothers always win, each cup

{GOB_4_08}   was soon filled with more wine. And it was good!

 
{GOB_4_09}   [Yes, from a worm-hole Boke popped through to sip

{GOB_4_10}   and verify the Bible got it right.

{GOB_4_11}   But honoring time-travel laws, no lip

{GOB_4_12}   from Boke was offered. POOF: Boke's out of sight.]

 
{GOB_4_13}   The moral MIGHT be Momma's God's right hand.

{GOB_4_14}   Do what she says, no matter what you've planned.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {5 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_5_01}   ACROSS THE WORLD AND TIME... JOHN PAUL condemns

{GOB_5_02}   the powerful confusing FORCE and LAW.

{GOB_5_03}   "The moral force of law" must be the limbs

{GOB_5_04}   that wrestle hate to ground, not taloned paw ...

 
{GOB_5_05}   ... of military strike by jungle rules.

{GOB_5_06}   "The law of force" -- the strong shall stomp the weak

{GOB_5_07}   who, sadly, find themselves amongst the fools

{GOB_5_08}   who'd challenge superpower cow-boy speak.

 
{GOB_5_09}   The pope does not say Satan is behind

{GOB_5_10}   the Dubya doctrine of preemptive war.

{GOB_5_11}   If he'd said that, "the world" would say his mind

{GOB_5_12}   is too far gone -- too old to say "no more."

 
{GOB_5_13}   "The world" that Satan rules -- where popes can't poke

{GOB_5_14}   as near as hard as God's mad big-mouth, Boke.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {6 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_6_01}   FADE IN: JERUSALEM ... and CHRIST IS MAD

{GOB_6_02}   [as mad as Boke?] to find that money's grabbed

{GOB_6_03}   the temple of the Lord. Sweet Christ gets bad

{GOB_6_04}   on sellers, money-changers who have nabbed ...

 
{GOB_6_05}   ... some sacred territory to make dough.

{GOB_6_06}   "Get this stuff out. Make not my Father's house

{GOB_6_07}   a house of merchandise! Now out you go!'

{GOB_6_08}   SOME JEWISH LEADERS SCOWLED: "By what right raus? ...

 
{GOB_6_09}   ... Show us a miracle, and we'll agree

{GOB_6_10}   your casting out is authorized by God.

{GOB_6_11}   Some magic proving your authority."

{GOB_6_12}   "Destroy this temple," (Jesus means his bod) ...

 
{GOB_6_13}   ... "In three days I will raise it up again."

{GOB_6_14}   (You can't always make sense of holy men.)


GOSPEL OF BOKE {7 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_7_01}   THE LORD SPANS TIME (without Boke's worm-hole trick)

{GOB_7_02}   and now appears in HOLLYWOOD (or near)

{GOB_7_03}   where DR. DEAN is getting mighty thick

{GOB_7_04}   in wonkery about our state of fear.

 
{GOB_7_05}   Roy Roemer's in the audience, time out

{GOB_7_06}   from keeping education in the dark

{GOB_7_07}   of Stanford 9 baloney with his clout.

{GOB_7_08}   [Boke vamping to mustache an easy mark.]

 
{GOB_7_09}   THE LORD HITS "PAUSE" to ask if Dean can fix

{GOB_7_10}   his worm-hole problem [back in sonnet three].

{GOB_7_11}   But Howard cannot speak, he cannot mix

{GOB_7_12}   the answer while he's sittin on God's knee.

 
{GOB_7_13}   God smiles, hits "PLAY," and lets his candidate

{GOB_7_14}   continue acting out his God-wrought fate.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {8 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_8_01}   FADE IN ON NICODEMUS in the NIGHT.

{GOB_8_02}   The Pharisee approaches Christ, he talks:

{GOB_8_03}   "You are a teacher come from God -- in light

{GOB_8_04}   of all your miracles, I know God walks ...

 
{GOB_8_05}   ... with you." CHRIST SAYS: "You must be born again."

{GOB_8_06}   "Say what?" says Nicodemus, quite confused

{GOB_8_07}   by Christ's non sequitur. The thought that men

{GOB_8_08}   could crawl back in a womb. Nic's not enthused ...

 
{GOB_8_09}   ... by Christ's idea he cannot understand.

{GOB_8_10}   CHRIST (smiles): "The thoughts of heaven are beyond

{GOB_8_11}   the earthly frames of mind... " [ ... where monkeys land

{GOB_8_12}   in spaceships on Mac laptops -- game Boke's fond ...

 
{GOB_8_13}   ... of for the sounds it makes, not how it fits

{GOB_8_14}   within Boke's gospel. God smiles, swears and spits.]


GOSPEL OF BOKE {9 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_9_01}   "JOHN 3:16," says GOD, "You'll work that in?"

{GOB_9_02}   "I'll try," says Boke, "Is it iambic, Lord?"

{GOB_9_03}   "Just do it, Boke. To leave it out's a sin."

{GOB_9_04}   "But ev'rybody's heard it. They'll be bored."

 
{GOB_9_05}   WHILE BOKE AND GOD ARE WRESTLING ... Monkey-Bot

{GOB_9_06}   decides to try a version in Chinese.

{GOB_9_07}   But Boke's not taught him yet, or Monk's forgot ...

{GOB_9_08}   (A monkeyshine? Sweet Monkey's such a tease.)

 
{GOB_9_09}   "For God so loved the world he gave his son

{GOB_9_10}   so all who would believe in him would live

{GOB_9_11}   forever and not perish." Monkey's done,

{GOB_9_12}   BUT JESUS said a lot more 'bout the sieve ...

 
{GOB_9_13}   ... to separate light lovers from the dim

{GOB_9_14}   who cling to evil-doing, not to Him.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {10 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_10_01}   ON A and E LYLE LOVETT wraps his set

{GOB_10_02}   with rousing gospel spirit. Hear him sing!

{GOB_10_03}   The momma in the song says if you let

{GOB_10_04}   your eyes stay aimed at heaven, that will bring ...

 
{GOB_10_05}   ... the getting of that heaven that you see.

{GOB_10_06}   "You cannot sing a sonnet!" Boke complains

{GOB_10_07}   while clipping Lyle's verses mis'rably.

{GOB_10_08}   Could Lovett really row and hold the reigns ...

 
{GOB_10_09}   ... of "Pony-on-my-boat" -- a sweet refrain

{GOB_10_10}   that suits my heart... and tears roll down my face.

{GOB_10_11}   Lyle's whimsy tickles each side of my brain

{GOB_10_12}   and sweetly handles call-ins. Perfect grace.

 
{GOB_10_13}   We get so mired in law. But God says play

{GOB_10_14}   sweet music, sing and dance His joy today!


GOSPEL OF BOKE {11 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_11_01}   "Bush and bin Laden: worshippers Of death...

{GOB_11_02}   Not Me," says God. "They're on the devil's team.

{GOB_11_03}   And Bushy-Dem? He ought to save his breath;

{GOB_11_04}   he'll need it down in hell." ... FADE IN: A DREAM ...

 
{GOB_11_05}   ... "We got him!" shouts a cop. The nurs'ry school

{GOB_11_06}   explodes and children scream. The bad man's trapped.

{GOB_11_07}   A hundred dead for one -- the normal rule

{GOB_11_08}   of law enforcement in the world we've mapped ...

 
{GOB_11_09}   ... insanely in this dream. BUT ASK AROUND

{GOB_11_10}   the Arab world the count of children dead

{GOB_11_11}   from Bush's evil shrieking. Awful sound

{GOB_11_12}   escaping from the demons in his head.

 
{GOB_11_13}   The death toll rises. See the devil smile.

{GOB_11_14}   The worldly prince. The champion of guile.

 


DAY {2/14}


 


GOSPEL OF BOKE {12 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_12_01}   AND GOD SAID: "Boke, you left The Baptist out?"

{GOB_12_02}   "Well, God," says Boke, "I'm in the wilderness

{GOB_12_03}   and crying. Do we need two prophs to shout?"

{GOB_12_04}   "Stick with the story, Boke, or I won't bless ...

 
{GOB_12_05}   ... this undertaking that no earthly soul

{GOB_12_06}   -- not even Shakespeare -- could have done this fast.

{GOB_12_07}   154 in fourteen days -- a goal

{GOB_12_08}   that's quite a lot to pray for, Boke who's sassed ...

 
{GOB_12_09}   ... Me sev'ral times this year, but made me smile.

{GOB_12_10}   Without the smiles I'd say to go to hell

{GOB_12_11}   with all these sonnets stretching out a mile

{GOB_12_12}   in cyberspace. Thank God, you do it well."

 
{GOB_12_13}   God smiles at His own joke, then at this pest

{GOB_12_14}   named Boke who never seems to take a rest.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {13 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_13_01}   BY GOD'S REQUEST "REWIND" to Chapter One

{GOB_13_02}   of John to John the Baptist. Don't get lost.

{GOB_13_03}   The writer's an apostle of The Son.

{GOB_13_04}   The baptist is the voice who'll pay the cost ...

 
{GOB_13_05}   ... of martyrdom one day and find his head

{GOB_13_06}   served on a tray 'cause some dame power-tripped

{GOB_13_07}   while doing what her wicked momma said.

{GOB_13_08}   Oh Ho! You say, Boke's momma-moral's ripped ...

 
{GOB_13_09}   ... to tatters by this inconsistency!

{GOB_13_10}   Oh no, says Boke, remember I said "Might."

{GOB_13_11}   Don't be so sure of what you think you see

{GOB_13_12}   within this text, or Bible. See the light.

 
{GOB_13_13}   God snaps his finger, "Boke, please God, move on.

{GOB_13_14}   Stop vamping tell the tale, or mow the lawn!" {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {14 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_14_01}   "It's Christmas time, dear Lord, the grass don't grow,"

{GOB_14_02}   says Boke to vamp some more. God smacks his head

{GOB_14_03}   with old rolled up newspaper: "Don't you know

{GOB_14_04}   Australian grass is growing? What I said!"

 
{GOB_14_05}   "OK!" says Boke beginning where he spliced:

{GOB_14_06}   JOHN WRITES of John the Baptist "sent from God"

{GOB_14_07}   to bear strong witness of the Light -- the Christ

{GOB_14_08}   long prophesied. John preaching was a rod ...

 
{GOB_14_09}   ... to beat the drum announcing "Jesus Now!"

{GOB_14_10}   The time had come: the prophecy fulfilled.

{GOB_14_11}   "I am the voice repeating scripture's vow

{GOB_14_12}   Christ comes with truth and grace, divinely filled."

 
{GOB_14_13}   He testified the Spirit of the Lord

{GOB_14_14}   he saw descend and stay with God's adored.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {15 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_15_01}   "Trust Me," says God, "You're thinking way too hard.

{GOB_15_02}   The flow is kinking, let yourself release

{GOB_15_03}   your logic boxing in God's paths. En garde!

{GOB_15_04}   Your human calculations will decrease ...

 
{GOB_15_05}   ... My opportunities, so cut it out!

{GOB_15_06}   Or let me cut it for you: Rest in Me.

{GOB_15_07}   My burden is not heavy. There's no drought

{GOB_15_08}   within God's presence. Feel the energy ...

 
{GOB_15_09}   ... surrounding you -- if you will just plug in

{GOB_15_10}   to mountain-moving power. Just have faith

{GOB_15_11}   and do your best to not waste time with sin

{GOB_15_12}   or wond'ring why so few words rhyme with faith.

 
{GOB_15_13}   The time of life's a given for you folks,

{GOB_15_14}   so use it well -- Tell God a few good jokes."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {16 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_16_01}   "Don't let me lose momentum, Jim," she left

{GOB_16_02}   on Boke's machine that captures random calls

{GOB_16_03}   from out of time -- the tendrils never cleft

{GOB_16_04}   still open to re-circle nodal balls ...

 
{GOB_16_05}   ... of episodic history entwined

{GOB_16_06}   but off the path of victory, I think.

{GOB_16_07}   "Why don't you write one sonnet," I've refined

{GOB_16_08}   my multi-path advice to one, "Just sink ...

 
{GOB_16_09}   ... a couple dozen minutes in constraints

{GOB_16_10}   of art to focus your eyes more like mine.

{GOB_16_11}   Not copy, but a chance to use your paints

{GOB_16_12}   on your own story. Draw your own life line ...

 
{GOB_16_13}   ... more open to the paths because of rhymes

{GOB_16_14}   unhinging where you've gone so many times.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {17 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_17_01}   "HAVE YOU MADE CLEAR that Dubya is possessed?"

{GOB_17_02}   "Yes, Lord, a dozen times. Is that enough?"

{GOB_17_03}   "I can't believe the people that I've blessed

{GOB_17_04}   would vote for Satan's minion talking tough ...

 
{GOB_17_05}   ... 'bout killin' folks while claiming he is Mine."

{GOB_17_06}   "Perhaps a few more times, Lord, they'll catch on:

{GOB_17_07}   Death-dealers of the world are not divine

{GOB_17_08}   enforcers of God's will. It may yet dawn ...

 
{GOB_17_09}   ... on U.S. Christians 'fore it is too late

{GOB_17_10}   and they'll all burn in hell -- oh heavy price

{GOB_17_11}   for choosing that blaspheming son of hate.

{GOB_17_12}   George Dubya Bush is evil -- he ain't nice."

 
{GOB_17_13}   "A little stronger rhyme, Boke, if you please.

{GOB_17_14}   Don't flow so fast, forget to cross your T's."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {18 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_18_01}   "What of The Baptist? Is there more to say?"

{GOB_18_02}   says God to Boke to pull them back on track.

{GOB_18_03}   "Not much in John. Synoptics show the day

{GOB_18_04}   John bapped baptism seekers. His attack: ...

 
{GOB_18_05}   ... "Your snakes! You'd better straighten up. Repent!

{GOB_18_06}   Bring forth good fruit, or you will be cut down

{GOB_18_07}   and cast into a fire. Here's a hint:

{GOB_18_08}   Share clothes and food with poor folks in your town."

 
{GOB_18_09}   "Good! Good!" said God, "that sounds more like the man

{GOB_18_10}   I sent to pave the way for Christ my son."

{GOB_18_11}   "Yes, Lord. Does that mean bapping's in your plan?

{GOB_18_12}   To call folks names -- like ' vipers ' -- sounds like fun!"

 
{GOB_18_13}   God smiles and baps Boke lightly on the head:

{GOB_18_14}   "Speed up these sonnets so we'll get to bed."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {19 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_19_01}   "YOU'RE POND'RING Paris Hilton's skinny butt,"

{GOB_19_02}   says God to Boke. (Yes, God knows ev'rything.)

{GOB_19_03}   Turn off the VCR before I cut

{GOB_19_04}   your TV privileges and make you sing ...

 
{GOB_19_05}   ... in angel choir about how great I am."

{GOB_19_06}   God loves to torture Boke about desire

{GOB_19_07}   for television and thoughts that might damn

{GOB_19_08}   his soul -- if nothing else, make him perspire.

 
{GOB_19_09}   God's laughter at Boke's suff'rings not much told

{GOB_19_10}   in parables by Jesus in the text

{GOB_19_11}   of Bibles edited before they're sold

{GOB_19_12}   to seekers who are sure to be perplexed.

 
{GOB_19_13}   The Bible must be read between the lines.

{GOB_19_14}   God's smiling when he's peeping through the blinds.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {20 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_20_01}   FAST FORWARD BACK through John -- for now we'll skim

{GOB_20_02}   through Jewish leaders plotting Jesus' death.

{GOB_20_03}   Not anti-semitism, Saint John's sim

{GOB_20_04}   of how things were when he shared Jesus' breath ...

 
{GOB_20_05}   ... as his disciple, seeing what He saw

{GOB_20_06}   so many years before -- when Christ had died

{GOB_20_07}   he said to save the world. Is that a flaw

{GOB_20_08}   in John's perspective? Do you think he lied?

 
{GOB_20_09}   I don't, but truth of stories is complex.

{GOB_20_10}   The interactions of all fragments count.

{GOB_20_11}   All human tellings will have their defects.

{GOB_20_12}   The truth's not summing up one clear amount.

 
{GOB_20_13}   I hold each fragment of the Bible true.

{GOB_20_14}   But keep all in the air, not just a few.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {21 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_21_01}   SAMARIA: The Woman At The Well

{GOB_21_02}   Just stop me if you've heard this one before.

{GOB_21_03}   Just kidding -- here's a part you have to tell

{GOB_21_04}   to cover all the standard Jesus lore.

 
{GOB_21_05}   Just rhyming, folks. You think that "lore" is false --

{GOB_21_06}   tall tales and myths. But lore's just oral truth:

{GOB_21_07}   IN FLUX -- the fragments not nailed down. A waltz

{GOB_21_08}   around the room. Not trapped inside a booth ...

 
{GOB_21_09}   ... by heavy friends who won't let you get out

{GOB_21_10}   to chat up that cute girl who's at the bar

{GOB_21_11}   with something else to add without a doubt.

{GOB_21_12}   (Boke's picturing a skinny TV star.)

 
{GOB_21_13}   AT LAST, A METAPHOR! God pats Boke's back.

{GOB_21_14}   Then for that Paris thought, his head a smack.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {22 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_22_01}   GOD SAYS he's off to chat with Dean once more.

{GOB_22_02}   "That boy needs lots of help -- that nasty pack

{GOB_22_03}   of Democrats won't listen to Al Gore

{GOB_22_04}   and Bushy-Dem is such a sorry sack ..."

 
{GOB_22_05}   The Lord goes mumbling out, but Boke's still here

{GOB_22_06}   to wrap this day's eleven, and to pray

{GOB_22_07}   Americans will swallow wisdom's beer,

{GOB_22_08}   spit out the bullshit they believe today.

 
{GOB_22_09}   Boke's guitar callouses, I hope return

{GOB_22_10}   from I've-No-Time-To-Play town. We sure need

{GOB_22_11}   a song to sing, an MP3 to burn

{GOB_22_12}   into our minds -- so Boke won't have to bleed ...

 
{GOB_22_13}   ... the same blood ev'ry week. Christ shouts, "Just once

{GOB_22_14}   is quite enough to suffer." He's no dunce.

 


DAY {3/14}


 


GOSPEL OF BOKE {23 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_23_01}   THE BULLSHIT-EATER SONG? Boke strums a chord

{GOB_23_02}   on his guitar, mid-morning -- he can't sleep.

{GOB_23_03}   Tonight, of course, he'll pick up where the Lord

{GOB_23_04}   and him left off -- but now the silly sheep ...

 
{GOB_23_05}   .. who eat Bush bullshit make Boke lose all hope.

{GOB_23_06}   You cannot sing a sonnet, but Boke tries:

{GOB_23_07}   "HEY bullshit-eaters, listen to the Pope --

{GOB_23_08}   he's dumb about some things, but some things wise.

 
{GOB_23_09}   What's that? They didn't put him on TV

{GOB_23_10}   when he was rapping superpower sins.

{GOB_23_11}   Preemptive war -- Dumb Dubya's policy.

{GOB_23_12}   We had no chance to shout out our Amens."

 
{GOB_23_13}   We need a chorus: "Bullshit-eaters stink ...

{GOB_23_14}   ... and Paris Hilton's bottom's mighty pink."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {24 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_24_01}   THE LORD SAYS, "Boke, put that guitar away.

{GOB_24_02}   Your gift is not for singing -- Can't you tell?"

{GOB_24_03}   "Yes, Lord, I know. So, sadly, I will lay

{GOB_24_04}   this guitar down this morning ... GO TO HELL!

 
{GOB_24_05}   Just kidding, Lord, but you put this guitar

{GOB_24_06}   into my hands for something -- Don't you know?"

{GOB_24_07}   "So Boke would be a country superstar?"

{GOB_24_08}   "A smartass God, just what I need. Oh no! ...

 
{GOB_24_09}   ... No country -- but the Dixie Chicks -- for me."

{GOB_24_10}   No dumbass patriots so scared of death

{GOB_24_11}   they blaspheme Jesus, ' Killing makes us free. '

{GOB_24_12}   Their songs smell strong of Satan's bullshit breath."

 
{GOB_24_13}   GOD SAYS: "The Chicks apologized." "That's right,

{GOB_24_14}   yeah, screw 'em! ... Um, I mean, Lord, like a light."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {25 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_25_01}   "GO BACK TO SLEEP, BOKE. Rest, then we'll begin

{GOB_25_02}   another chapter of your gospel book."

{GOB_25_03}   "Yes, Lord, I'm tired -- so hard to never sin."

{GOB_25_04}   God smiles and tucks Boke in. One good-dad look, ...

 
{GOB_25_05}   ... then off to heaven where an angel sings

{GOB_25_06}   much higher than sweet Boke will ever reach.

{GOB_25_07}   God spared him the temptation music brings

{GOB_25_08}   to sing one song forever. "He must teach ...

 
{GOB_25_09}   ... in Boke's strange, special way that does not loop

{GOB_25_10}   the same words ev'ry night -- forever flows

{GOB_25_11}   in rivers meant to wash away the poop

{GOB_25_12}   before it's turned to "everybody knows" ...

 
{GOB_25_13}   ... before the bullshit-eaters chomp it down.

{GOB_25_14}   God hums a chorus ... "What else rhymes with brown?"


GOSPEL OF BOKE {26 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_26_01}   BOKE DREAMS: The Soggy Bottom Boys and Girl

{GOB_26_02}   are singing acapella as he floats

{GOB_26_03}   on pony-back as all his sails unfurl.

{GOB_26_04}   Boke thinks: I hope somebody's taking notes ...

 
{GOB_26_05}   ... 'cause dreams can fade away before the dawn.

{GOB_26_06}   He sees an angel smile. She's jotting down

{GOB_26_07}   his stream of consciousness as he is drawn

{GOB_26_08}   along the flow where God is rhyming brown.

 
{GOB_26_09}   He does not hold the till, but still his soul

{GOB_26_10}   selects among the choices God provides

{GOB_26_11}   for him among the channels near the shoal

{GOB_26_12}   Christ made to keep the devil's darker tides ...

 
{GOB_26_13}   ... at bay. As Boke lies sleeping in sweet dreams

{GOB_26_14}   where God empowers all their crazy schemes.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {27 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_27_01}   "THE WOMAN AT THE WELL," God's hand has scrawled

{GOB_27_02}   across Boke's legal pad, and then three dots.

{GOB_27_03}   "OK," says Boke, quite clearly unenthralled

{GOB_27_04}   with Sunday-School rehashing all the plots ...

 
{GOB_27_05}   ... that ev'rybody knows who lived to tell

{GOB_27_06}   of children's church -- who've got what there's to get.

{GOB_27_07}   IT'S SIX O'CLOCK PM AT JACOB'S WELL

{GOB_27_08}   SAMARIA: Christ sits where people let ...

 
{GOB_27_09}   ... their buckets down. A woman comes. Christ speaks:

{GOB_27_10}   "Give me to drink." The woman asks: "A Jew

{GOB_27_11}   is asking me, Samaritan? He seeks

{GOB_27_12}   an interaction with me? Jew's don't do ...

 
{GOB_27_13}   ... no dealing with Samaritans. I'm shocked."

{GOB_27_14}   That's Jesus for you, opening what's locked.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {28 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_28_01}   GOD WHISPERS, "MORE?" OK. THE WELL AT 6 ...

{GOB_28_02}   CHRIST (to the woman): "If you knew the gift

{GOB_28_03}   of God, and who I am and asked -- I'd fix

{GOB_28_04}   you up with LIVING WATER." (Catch my drift?)

 
{GOB_28_05}   "Sir, you don't have a bucket." (Clearly not.)

{GOB_28_06}   Christ smiles: "If you drink from this well you'll thirst

{GOB_28_07}   again. You'd have to come back here a lot.

{GOB_28_08}   The water I would give ... within will burst ...

 
{GOB_28_09}   ... in everlasting flow ... Forevermore:

{GOB_28_10}   Eternal life. You int'rested in that?"

{GOB_28_11}   "Yes sir! Give me that water! Nevermore

{GOB_28_12}   to lug a bucket from this well." Christ sat ...

 
{GOB_28_13}   ... right there and said, "Go call your spouse." The sun-

{GOB_28_14}   light hurt her eyes, "Well sir, I don't have one." {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {29 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_29_01}   CHRIST SAID: "Thou has well said, I'm husbandless.

{GOB_29_02}   For thou has had five husbands, and the man

{GOB_29_03}   you're living with is not. That's not a guess."

{GOB_29_04}   "I see you are a prophet," she began ...

 
{GOB_29_05}   ... explaining that her people "worshipped in

{GOB_29_06}   this mountain. But for Jews, Jerusalem

{GOB_29_07}   is where men ought to worship with their kin."

{GOB_29_08}   THEN JESUS SAID: "Believe me, time will come ...

 
{GOB_29_09}   ... when mountain or Jerusalem is not

{GOB_29_10}   for worshipping the Father the right place.

{GOB_29_11}   You don't know what you worship. Jews have got

{GOB_29_12}   a firm conception -- wrongly, in this case.

 
{GOB_29_13}   God is a spirit. You must worship him

{GOB_29_14}   in spirit and in truth." (Time for a hymn.)


GOSPEL OF BOKE {30 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_30_01}   LET'S STAND AND SING THESE VERSES though we can't

{GOB_30_02}   sing sonnets very well, but anyway ...

{GOB_30_03}   "THANK GOD FOR MYSTERIES that can't be rant

{GOB_30_04}   like ten-commandment certainties men say ...

 
{GOB_30_05}   ... while executing sentences of death.

{GOB_30_06}   THANK GOD FOR STRANGENESS we can't comprehend.

{GOB_30_07}   [Pentameter's too long for pop-stars' breath.]

{GOB_30_08}   Before they wrote God's words, the clear they'd bend ...

 
{GOB_30_09}   ... to fit earth-bound morality. That's why

{GOB_30_10}   Christ spoke in parables. And, odder yet,

{GOB_30_11}   hard saying that offend all Apple-Pie

{GOB_30_12}   Americans who've never really met ...

 
{GOB_30_13}   ... the Jesus in the Bible -- Just the one

{GOB_30_14}   on TV who most always wears a gun."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {31 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_31_01}   CHRIST'S POSSE was offended He would talk

{GOB_31_02}   with "vile" Samaritans -- but held their tongue.

{GOB_31_03}   If he was really God, a woodshed walk

{GOB_31_04}   might liquify the ice cubes that were flung ...

 
{GOB_31_05}   ... through that last wormhole, which God's now resealed.

{GOB_31_06}   THE LORD SAYS: "Boke, what are you doing now?"

{GOB_31_07}   "You mean that wormhole? Metaphor concealed

{GOB_31_08}   within a joke. Sweet Lord, don't have a cow!"

 
{GOB_31_09}   "A purple one?" God says and baps Boke twice --

{GOB_31_10}   But not too hard, because Boke might make sense.

{GOB_31_11}   God's not quite sure, but yet he rolls the dice

{GOB_31_12}   by letting Boke run wild. God's on the fence ...

 
{GOB_31_13}   ... about the value of Boke's enterprise

{GOB_31_14}   of prophecy dressed up in sonnet's guise.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {32 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_32_01}   A PROPHET has no honor in his home

{GOB_32_02}   or in his country -- best he move around.

{GOB_32_03}   So Christ kept moving -- as Boke hopes to roam;

{GOB_32_04}   ALTHOUGH it could be said Boke's vocal sound ...

 
{GOB_32_05}   ... is traveling the earth while he sits still

{GOB_32_06}   composing these 154 to bring

{GOB_32_07}   the total to a thousand and fulfill

{GOB_32_08}   requirements for his license. In Beijing ...

 
{GOB_32_09}   ... some folks are curious how Boke can cure

{GOB_32_10}   their impotence, because they have confused

{GOB_32_11}   "Abundant Branch" dot CN, with the pure

{GOB_32_12}   dot com of boke. (OF COURSE, you are excused ...

 
{GOB_32_13}   ... from understanding what that gibberish

{GOB_32_14}   is s'pposed to mean. Just eat your bread and fish.)


GOSPEL OF BOKE {33 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_33_01}   THE WOMAN AT THE WELL had little weight

{GOB_33_02}   in social terms, but still she was believed

{GOB_33_03}   enough to lure her townsfolk to the fate

{GOB_33_04}   that's open to believers who'd have grieved ...

 
{GOB_33_05}   ... a lot if they had missed Christ's coming by.

{GOB_33_06}   They knew that a Messiah would appear.

{GOB_33_07}   So they were ready for this Jesus guy

{GOB_33_08}   and welcomed him -- quite lacking in the fear ...

 
{GOB_33_09}   ... the Jewish leaders had for rocking boats.

{GOB_33_10}   Yes, Jesus on his pony complicates

{GOB_33_11}   the normal sailing protocol that floats

{GOB_33_12}   the social power structure. That's what hates ...

 
{GOB_33_13}   ... the coming of a changer of the game.

{GOB_33_14}   Don't blame the Jews -- "the social" is to blame.

 


DAY {4/14}


 


GOSPEL OF BOKE {34 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_34_01}   " THIS ' BAD ' MUST COME, BUT WOE be to the ones

{GOB_34_02}   who ' bring it on! ' " ... George Dubya, ' read my lips ' --

{GOB_34_03}   Hell's barbeque is ready for your buns.

{GOB_34_04}   Blaspheming, bullshit-spouting power-trips ...

 
{GOB_34_05}   ... have made your reservation on the grill

{GOB_34_06}   where you will roast forever in you boots

{GOB_34_07}   and spurs the devil gave you etched with "kill."

{GOB_34_08}   IF YOU WOULD NOT CLAIM God is in cahoots ...

 
{GOB_34_09}   ... with your Satanic circle's evil deeds,

{GOB_34_10}   YOU MIGHT have been forgiven -- BUT you do.

{GOB_34_11}   "God bless America," your demon feeds

{GOB_34_12}   on blasphemy. The devil led the coup ...

 
{GOB_34_13}   ... that placed you in the White House to bullshit

{GOB_34_14}   the nation into Satan's oven mitt.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {35 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_35_01}   "MEN LOVED THE DARKNESS rather than THE LIGHT

{GOB_35_02}   because their deeds were evil," JESUS SAID.

{GOB_35_03}   THE LIGHT brings deeds in darkness into sight

{GOB_35_04}   where they will be reproved. The life they've led ...

 
{GOB_35_05}   ... uncovered from the bullshit hiding them.

{GOB_35_06}   "BUT HE THAT DOETH TRUTH comes to THE LIGHT

{GOB_35_07}   where God's hand's manifest -- Their work's by Him."

{GOB_35_08}   ILLUMINATION is what demons fight ...

 
{GOB_35_09}   ... by slinging bullshit, aiming for the eyes

{GOB_35_10}   of those who they depend on to empow'r

{GOB_35_11}   their wickedness and bring the world's demise

{GOB_35_12}   by hatred -- painting ev'ry option sour ...

 
{GOB_35_13}   ... that doesn't feature DEATH. The devil's prize

{GOB_35_14}   is hidden by his BULLSHIT and his LIES.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {36 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_36_01}   JOHN MENTIONED OFTEN how some high Jews sought

{GOB_36_02}   to murder Jesus, so we should take pause

{GOB_36_03}   to understand how smart folks could get caught

{GOB_36_04}   in Satan's game -- BY WORSHIPPING THEIR LAWS. ...

 
{GOB_36_05}   ... NOT GOD, but MAN'S OBSESSION with THE RULES.

{GOB_36_06}   LAW CRAZY ... like some Muslims ... Ashcroft, too.

{GOB_36_07}   "By reason of insanity" these fools

{GOB_36_08}   are always SEEKING DEATH, without a clue ...

 
{GOB_36_09}   ... they're on the devil's time clock. If they pray

{GOB_36_10}   to God in public while they are, they're doomed.

{GOB_36_11}   Attributing by inference that they

{GOB_36_12}   are "REPRESENTATIVES OF GOD" consumed ...

 
{GOB_36_13}   ... with death -- and so, BLASPHEME GOD'S HOLY GHOST:

{GOB_36_14}   The deadliest of sin... THAT is the most. {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {37 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_37_01}   BIN LADEN, BUSH, AND ASHCROFT ... each will burn

{GOB_37_02}   eternally in hell because they claim

{GOB_37_03}   to be God's men. That's not hard to discern.

{GOB_37_04}   All Christians in America? The same, ...

 
{GOB_37_05}   ... if they "Stand Up For Jesus" AND for Bush --

{GOB_37_06}   and therefore preach to all the world A LIE.

{GOB_37_07}   Not "God in truth and spirit," but the push

{GOB_37_08}   of Satan to see everybody die.

 
{GOB_37_09}   Bush-voting Christians: DON'T YOU wear the cross

{GOB_37_10}   when saying you support the president --

{GOB_37_11}   OR Jesus Christ will count you as a loss

{GOB_37_12}   on judgement day. YOU DON'T SEE what Christ meant?

 
{GOB_37_13}   WHO TOLD YOU YOU CAN KILL YOUR ENEMY

{GOB_37_14}   WHILE CLAIMING JESUS' BLOOD? Just wait and see. {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {38 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_38_01}   Yes, CHRISTIAN BULLSHIT-EATERS, that's your fate.

{GOB_38_02}   You better read your Bible one more time

{GOB_38_03}   and change your mind before it is too late.

{GOB_38_04}   I've made it clear, it is a mortal crime ...

 
{GOB_38_05}   ... against God's Holy Spirit to embrace

{GOB_38_06}   Christ Jesus and hell's minions in plain view.

{GOB_38_07}   In legal terms, this is "an easy case."

{GOB_38_08}   If you claim Christ while helping Dubya do ...

 
{GOB_38_09}   ... the deadly work of Satan, then you fence

{GOB_38_10}   yourself from heaven. Praying will not fix

{GOB_38_11}   the damage -- and you will have no defense

{GOB_38_12}   come judgement day... So you'd best get your kicks ...

 
{GOB_38_13}   ... while you're down here -- go wild! You might as well.

{GOB_38_14}   All Christians praising Bush are bound for hell.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {39 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_39_01}   GOD HEARS Boke screaming, and checks in to see

{GOB_39_02}   if his mad prophet's heat is light enough ...

{GOB_39_03}   "Hi, God," I'm doing what you asked of me.

{GOB_39_04}   "You are?" says God, "You're getting mighty rough ..

 
{GOB_39_05}   ... on folks whose only crime is ' go along '

{GOB_39_06}   with everybody else who crucified

{GOB_39_07}   My Son." God stops and smiles, "How 'bout a song?

{GOB_39_08}   I call this, Good and Evil Side By Side."

 
{GOB_39_09}   "OK," says Boke, who's never heard God sing

{GOB_39_10}   and isn't sure He can -- He has no need

{GOB_39_11}   with angels everywhere, all echoing

{GOB_39_12}   the music in His mind. Why now sing lead?

 
{GOB_39_13}   Suffice to say the Lord sang pretty good ...

{GOB_39_14}   And clarified all things misunderstood.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {40 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_40_01}   BOKE CAN'T REMEMBER what God sang. God zapped

{GOB_40_02}   if from his memory: Can't know too much!

{GOB_40_03}   To "understand it all" will get you trapped

{GOB_40_04}   in heaven 'fore your time -- you cannot touch ...

 
{GOB_40_05}   ... the human world when you know all there is

{GOB_40_06}   -- or so Boke was informed the day he signed

{GOB_40_07}   the pointless non-disclosure form in his

{GOB_40_08}   own blood: An angel joke -- one they'd designed ...

 
{GOB_40_09}   ... with too much time to kill, in need of fun.

{GOB_40_10}   The prophet job description: Butt of jokes

{GOB_40_11}   for angels with no TV. All they've done

{GOB_40_12}   cannot be listed here (except: Two Bokes!).

 
{GOB_40_13}   Somewhere in all that foolishness a snatch

{GOB_40_14}   of truth -- a bunny-ball sized piece to catch.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {41 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_41_01}   "NOW GATHER UP THE FRAGMENTS," Jesus said,

{GOB_41_02}   "so nothing will be lost." Almost the end

{GOB_41_03}   of "loaves and fishes" when the crowd was fed

{GOB_41_04}   and more remained. No one can comprehend ...

 
{GOB_41_05}   ... God's calculus. But "miracle" will do.

{GOB_41_06}   CUT TO: CHRIST WALKING ON THE WATER SCENE

{GOB_41_07}   A miracle? You bet! We'll count that, too.

{GOB_41_08}   But other than his godhood, what's it mean?

 
{GOB_41_09}   Grasshopper, must you ask so much of me?

{GOB_41_10}   (OK... if you will bring me some ice cream.)

{GOB_41_11}   REMEMBER THE DISCIPLES? They can't see

{GOB_41_12}   too well the threads in Jesus' whole-cloth scheme.

 
{GOB_41_13}   One walked on water, too, but got too scared.

{GOB_41_14}   Get over that, or you'll just get gray-haired.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {42 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_42_01}   AND GOD SAYS: "Boke, who are you talking to?"

{GOB_42_02}   "These people here? A wormhole thing, I guess."

{GOB_42_03}   GOD SMILES: "Hello, Goodbye. You've work to do.

{GOB_42_04}   You're hacking up the gospel -- such a mess!"

 
{GOB_42_05}   "It's called POSTMODERN, God -- some think it's swell."

{GOB_42_06}   "I'm not a poop-head, Boke, postmodern's fine --

{GOB_42_07}   but you must do it right for it to sell."

{GOB_42_08}   "I haven't slept much ... WATER INTO WINE!"

 
{GOB_42_09}   // "You did that scene already. Try again." //

{GOB_42_10}   "THE BREAD FROM HEAVEN!" // "Wrong part of the book." //

{GOB_42_11}   "No. Jesus said He was the bread." // "And then?" //

{GOB_42_12}   "The Father is a toaster?" // Dirty look. //

 
{GOB_42_13}   "Just kidding, God, I've got to get some sleep.

{GOB_42_14}   You know... this gospel stuff gets mighty deep."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {43 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_43_01}   THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE PROPHETS SEE IN DREAMS.

{GOB_43_02}   Perhaps Boke wrote these lines when he's asleep.

{GOB_43_03}   That would explain a lot -- transmiting memes

{GOB_43_04}   from alpha-state would cut down on the sheep- ...

 
{GOB_43_05}   ... ball soup you have to wade through in the day

{GOB_43_06}   when telephones are needed and a war

{GOB_43_07}   with snot-wad-creep assistants who can't play

{GOB_43_08}   a game without a script. No open door ...

 
{GOB_43_09}   ... like God's left open in this gospel space.

{GOB_43_10}   I know that Boke is dreaming, he can't move

{GOB_43_11}   his pen another inch ... except by grace ...

{GOB_43_12}   ye must be born again in some new groove.

 
{GOB_43_13}   Yes, prophecy and dreaming are a pair.

{GOB_43_14}   God can be reached from Rome or anywhere.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {44 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_44_01}   "THIS IDIOT SAYS if we eat his flesh

{GOB_44_02}   and drink his blood, we'll have eternal life."

{GOB_44_03}   "He grew up in our town. This does not mesh

{GOB_44_04}   with boy we knew. If he just got a wife ...

 
{GOB_44_05}   ... and settled down, perhaps he'd be alright."

{GOB_44_06}   CAPERNAUM / A SYNAGOGUE: CHRIST SPEAKS

{GOB_44_07}   and no one can make sense ... Though some delight

{GOB_44_08}   in Christ's strange poetry -- Best heard in weeks.

 
{GOB_44_09}   But some disciples think he's just plain MAD.

{GOB_44_10}   Insane -- they shake their heads and walk away.

{GOB_44_11}   A literary scholar thinks she's had

{GOB_44_12}   a happy accident -- decides to stay.

 
{GOB_44_13}   What can I say, Christ got some mixed reviews.

{GOB_44_14}   And somewhere God is belting out the blues.




DAY {5/14}  



GOSPEL OF BOKE {45 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_45_01}   SOME COUNTRY BOYS prepare to go to town ...

{GOB_45_02}   WHILE PARIS and NICOLE are sneaking out.

{GOB_45_03}   Each country boy's sweet mamma lays it down:

{GOB_45_04}   "Boys, what would Jesus do?" // THE BOYS: "About?"

 
{GOB_45_05}   "Whatever you've got on your mind. Have fun!"

{GOB_45_06}   BOKE WONDERS WHY that's never asked before

{GOB_45_07}   some head off for Iraq to jump and run

{GOB_45_08}   on pecker-headed orders 'CAUSE "IT'S WAR!"

 
{GOB_45_09}   No, Jesus only cares your pants stay zipped ...

{GOB_45_10}   And never sass your daddy or your mom ...

{GOB_45_11}   And never, when you're drinkin', get too ripped ...

{GOB_45_12}   No, Jesus doesn't care 'bout folks you bomb ...

 
{GOB_45_13}   Just keep your powder dry around those girls.

{GOB_45_14}   A heap-a-trouble grabbin' rich pas' pearls. {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {46 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_46_01}   Yes, what DID Jesus do? He made folks mad.

{GOB_46_02}   The social structure said: He's got to die!

{GOB_46_03}   Not only did he do what they forbade!

{GOB_46_04}   By God, he had THE NERVE to deify ...

 
{GOB_46_05}   ... himself! "The Son of God?" What crap is this?

{GOB_46_06}   GOD CALLS: "Where in the story are you now?"

{GOB_46_07}   "In chapter 5 of John." // "What emphasis?"

{GOB_46_08}   "Good question, God." A WORMHOLE: Purple Cow ...

 
{GOB_46_09}   ... from Mars! pops in -- perhaps with some advice

{GOB_46_10}   about where Boke should grab the thread tonight.

{GOB_46_11}   "Sweet Cow! How goes your Christmas? Checking twice

{GOB_46_12}   the list of who's been bad or good?" // "Just bite ...

 
{GOB_46_13}   ... my purple, spotted, Martian, Sweet Cow ass!

{GOB_46_14}   THE BOTTOM LINE: I think Boke's talking ' CLASS.' " {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {47 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_47_01}   "GOOD GOD!" says God, "You think?" and starts to sing

{GOB_47_02}   a Johnny Paycheck song from long ago.

{GOB_47_03}   Ironic'lly, of course -- job-shoving King

{GOB_47_04}   is rarely heard of, even down below.

 
{GOB_47_05}   AND WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF God up and quit?

{GOB_47_06}   Some think He has. Designed the world, then left

{GOB_47_07}   us to our own devices. // Doesn't fit

{GOB_47_08}   the story line of "rock of ages" cleft.

 
{GOB_47_09}   SWEET COW (who's studied theory well in France)

{GOB_47_10}   moos: "CLASS was in the air before you flew

{GOB_47_11}   off in a lazy rhyme and rhythm trance.

{GOB_47_12}   Regarding class, well, what would Jesus moo? ...

 
{GOB_47_13}   ... He told a rich man: Give it all away.

{GOB_47_14}   A line you'll never hear George Dubya say." {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {48 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_48_01}   There's more to class than money, Boke suggests

{GOB_48_02}   elliptic'lly with fragments French cows know

{GOB_48_03}   by heart from cafe blandishments. Faux gestes

{GOB_48_04}   persuasive for their quality of snow.

 
{GOB_48_05}   For that piece of Boke doubletalk a swat

{GOB_48_06}   from Sweet Cow's tail, tattooed "democracy"

{GOB_48_07}   in Chinese symbols. Sweet Cow's pure bon mot.

{GOB_48_08}   Exquisite! Nicest swat you'll ever see...

 
{GOB_48_09}   ... Aimed perfectly before God has His say

{GOB_48_10}   with His rolled-up newspaper: New York Times

{GOB_48_11}   (NOTE: Not The Wall Street Journal) to survey

{GOB_48_12}   what "everybody knows" -- their myths and slimes.

 
{GOB_48_13}   "Why are they so afraid of Howard Dean?"

{GOB_48_14}   Rhetorical, of course, same old routine.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {49 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_49_01}   CLICK. MOUNT OF OLIVES TEMPLE / EARLY MORN

{GOB_49_02}   The people seek Him. Jesus sits to teach.

{GOB_49_03}   SOME SCRIBES and PHARISEES drag in to scorn

{GOB_49_04}   a guilty femme to stone ... and to impeach ...

 
{GOB_49_05}   ... the teacher with the law that's on their side.

{GOB_49_06}   BUT JESUS did not answer straight their test,

{GOB_49_07}   but rather knelt and sketched in sand. Denied

{GOB_49_08}   his eyes to them, and let this thought molest ...

 
{GOB_49_09}   ... their righteous certainty: "He who is PURE,

{GOB_49_10}   let him cast the first stone." His eyes stayed down

{GOB_49_11}   as they all slipped away -- could not endure

{GOB_49_12}   the pressure of their conscience. Scowl or frown ...

 
{GOB_49_13}   ... unnecessary from Christ's perfect eyes.

{GOB_49_14}   "No one condemns you. Go. Sin less. More wise."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {50 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_50_01}   BACK AT THE CAFE SWAT-BOKE "Class" remains

{GOB_50_02}   an odd maling'ring shadow quite unfit

{GOB_50_03}   for anyone but Martian cows with brains.

{GOB_50_04}   SWEET COW (to God): "A needle's eye? No tit ...

 
{GOB_50_05}   ... of mine would go through one. And all mine squish

{GOB_50_06}   quite flatter than Miss Hilton's precious nose.

{GOB_50_07}   And rich guys far more slippery than fish

{GOB_50_08}   could never slip where needle-threader goes ...

 
{GOB_50_09}   ... So Jesus spoke a metaphor, I guess?"

{GOB_50_10}   "Guess all you like," says God, "I like your spots.

{GOB_50_11}   Who made them purple? Not me, I confess."

{GOB_50_12}   WHILE GOD'S DISTRACTED, Boke regains the hots ...

 
{GOB_50_13}   ... for Paris Hilton down home on the farm.

{GOB_50_14}   BUT GOD knows everything: HOT-BOKE ALARM!


GOSPEL OF BOKE {51 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_51_01}   RING! RING! The Boke Alarm is going wild!

{GOB_51_02}   The Chinese government... The C.I.A. ...

{GOB_51_03}   both scrambling to find out who has defiled

{GOB_51_04}   the Internet with TRUTH. That's NOT OK!

 
{GOB_51_05}   "The Way Things Are" will crumble. They must stop

{GOB_51_06}   the flow of this subversive sonnet stuff.

{GOB_51_07}   Let's figure out the crime and call a cop.

{GOB_51_08}   The only thing that gives them PAUSE is FLUFF.

 
{GOB_51_09}   A fear of purple cows might make folks doubt

{GOB_51_10}   their sanity -- and cost them all respect.

{GOB_51_11}   A PARALOGIC FACT long figured out

{GOB_51_12}   by thousand-sonnet Boke ... whose one defect ...

 
{GOB_51_13}   ... is having only two lips to deploy

{GOB_51_14}   in bringing to the world [TOP SECRET] joy.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {52 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_52_01}   FADE IN ON "SIN" -- just one word on the screen.

{GOB_52_02}   Erase "bad" from your mind -- and even "wrong."

{GOB_52_03}   Just "SIN" -- the word alone -- what does it mean?

{GOB_52_04}   FADE OUT: FADE IN ON "FREEDOM" ... Hear a song ...

 
{GOB_52_05}   ... composed of Jesus fragments, unattached

{GOB_52_06}   to place or storied moment. HERE WE GO:

{GOB_52_07}   IF sin: THEN bondage. Open door now latched.

{GOB_52_08}   A slave to an obsession: Freedom's foe.

 
{GOB_52_09}   Life as a box with walls you've seen before.

{GOB_52_10}   Sin is the walls and lid ... and nails ... and time.

{GOB_52_11}   You know the walls so well, you will ignore

{GOB_52_12}   the possibilities that pass. That crime ...

 
{GOB_52_13}   ... is sin -- a box -- a slavery -- confined ...

{GOB_52_14}   controlling repetition -- static -- blind.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {53 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_53_01}   THE COPS DID NOT ARREST HIM. Why? "No man

{GOB_53_02}   has ever spoken like him." Strong and strange.

{GOB_53_03}   Authority -- without a social span

{GOB_53_04}   beneath him -- in himself an INTERCHANGE ...

 
{GOB_53_05}   ... of FRAGMENTS of past prophecy and new

{GOB_53_06}   "hard sayings" that defied all "common sense."

{GOB_53_07}   WITHOUT PROPRIETY -- a diff'rent brew

{GOB_53_08}   from democratic rhetoric. Too dense ...

 
{GOB_53_09}   ... and strange -- to pluck on long-established strings

{GOB_53_10}   of "as things are" ... Agreement could not be

{GOB_53_11}   the destination -- but through spir'ling rings

{GOB_53_12}   of brand new patterns, brand new eyes will see ...

 
{GOB_53_13}   ... with joyful, lost, amazement ... to a point

{GOB_53_14}   you're at a brand new place -- a diff'rent joint.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {54 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_54_01}   AND JESUS SAID: You cannot hear my word.

{GOB_54_02}   Ye are the devil's children, share his lust.

{GOB_54_03}   From the beginning, murderer. You heard

{GOB_54_04}   no truth because your father did encrust ...

 
{GOB_54_05}   ... your soul with lies. He has no truth in him.

{GOB_54_06}   If you were not his children you could hear

{GOB_54_07}   the truth and know it. What you think's the whim

{GOB_54_08}   of Satan who constructs your mind with fear.

 
{GOB_54_09}   You're boxed inside a sewer hole in hell.

{GOB_54_10}   No truth can get to you -- just devil crap

{GOB_54_11}   that seeps into your cracks and leaves the smell

{GOB_54_12}   that smothers all the sweetness. IN YOUR LAP ...

 
{GOB_54_13}   ... THE POWER to decide to turn your back

{GOB_54_14}   on stinking lies. Toss out your bullshit sack.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {55 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_55_01}   "Who were you talking to about a bull?"

{GOB_55_02}   says Sweet Cow with her tail up in the sky

{GOB_55_03}   arranging clouds to suit her -- She's got pull

{GOB_55_04}   with God's best angels. In the by and by ...

 
{GOB_55_05}   ... they've promised her a spot by heaven's door

{GOB_55_06}   where she can visit any place and time

{GOB_55_07}   without constraints of heaven that have wore

{GOB_55_08}   out many Martian cows ... who had to rhyme ...

 
{GOB_55_09}   ... for tired angels who could not compose

{GOB_55_10}   new songs to sing because of too much work

{GOB_55_11}   protecting some mad prophet from the lows

{GOB_55_12}   that prophets sink to sometimes in the murk ...

 
{GOB_55_13}   ... of God's strange mysteries ... that THIS one cow

{GOB_55_14}   can fully understand ... right here, and now.

 


DAY {6/14}


 


GOSPEL OF BOKE {56 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_56_01}   JUDAEA GOT TOO HOT (some want him dead)

{GOB_56_02}   SO JESUS wandered back to Galilee

{GOB_56_03}   and stayed awhile. That's where HIS BROTHERS SAID:

{GOB_56_04}   "Depart from here -- go back where folks can see ...

 
{GOB_56_05}   ... this stuff you do in secret. No fame here.

{GOB_56_06}   Judaea is the place to be for that.

{GOB_56_07}   [No honor in your fam'ly. Watch them jeer.]

{GOB_56_08}   Go show the world!" (a joshing backside pat)

 
{GOB_56_09}   "MY TIME has not yet come. But yours is here.

{GOB_56_10}   The world does not hate you ... as it hates me

{GOB_56_11}   for saying its work's evil. You're a peer

{GOB_56_12}   of ' how things are ' -- you are reality...

 
{GOB_56_13}   Yes, brothers, go ye to the feast that's set

{GOB_56_14}   for lovers of this world. My time's not yet." {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {57 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_57_01}   OFF TO THE FEAST they went... THEN CHRIST went, too,

{GOB_57_02}   in secret (incognito) ... not for long.

{GOB_57_03}   THE MURMURRING BEGAN. Opinion stew:

{GOB_57_04}   "He's good." "He's bad." "He lies." Sounds like a song ...

 
{GOB_57_05}   ... in whispers ('fraid of those who want Christ killed).

{GOB_57_06}   REVEALED, CHRIST rose to teach -- always prepared

{GOB_57_07}   (without a sheepskin / never High-Jew drilled)

{GOB_57_08}   to speak authoritatively. Some glared: ...

 
{GOB_57_09}   Where did he learn this stuff? Not in their schools.

{GOB_57_10}   "MY DOCTRINE is not mine -- it comes from God.

{GOB_57_11}   And yet you seek to kill me: Righteous ghouls!"

{GOB_57_12}   "YOU'RE CRAZY or possessed. Who'd break a rod ...

 
{GOB_57_13}   ... on your weird/strange/hard head?" (A bold-faced lie

{GOB_57_14}   to cover their intent that Christ must die.) {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {58 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_58_01}   "I HEAL A MAN ON SABBATH, and you're shocked.

{GOB_58_02}   No-working-on-the-Sabbath is your law

{GOB_58_03}   -- or your interpretation. How you've locked

{GOB_58_04}   your eyes to see -- ignoring pitch and yaw ...

 
{GOB_58_05}   ... and so sail toward the center of the earth

{GOB_58_06}   instead of 'cross the water God provides

{GOB_58_07}   to rock your boats on. // Folks, please get some mirth

{GOB_58_08}   into your LAW equation. God abides ...

 
{GOB_58_09}   ... where judgement is not frozen on a line,

{GOB_58_10}   but flowing through a heart that wraps around

{GOB_58_11}   the situation growing on the vine

{GOB_58_12}   of life. NOW LISTEN to the joyful sound ...

 
{GOB_58_13}   ... of him rejoicing -- whom I healed this day."

{GOB_58_14}   "OH LORD, KILL this rule-breaker!" HEAR THEM PRAY. {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {59 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_59_01}   SINCE GOD did not reply, THEY moved themselves

{GOB_59_02}   to take Him into custody, but failed.

{GOB_59_03}   His hour had not come ... [and so, some elves

{GOB_59_04}   from Santa's Special Forces team prevailed ...

 
{GOB_59_05}   ... installing sandal laces left untied.]

{GOB_59_06}   "A GOOD ONE, BOKE," says God, and slaps his knee

{GOB_59_07}   instead of Boke. // BUT Sweet Cow sharply sighed

{GOB_59_08}   and swung her tail among dark clouds to plea: ...

 
{GOB_59_09}   "Boke broke the flow, dear God, to get a laugh.

{GOB_59_10}   No choc'late milk for him until next year!"

{GOB_59_11}   "Oh Jesus, speak to Cow on my behalf.

{GOB_59_12}   Without my choc'late fix, no verse career!"

 
{GOB_59_13}   "ENOUGH, says God through laughter near a scream.

{GOB_59_14}   "Cut out Boke's milk. Just let him have ice cream." {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {60 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_60_01}   "YOU'LL SEEK ME, BUT NOT FIND ME. WHERE I GO

{GOB_60_02}   YE SHALL NOT COME." // "What does he mean by this?

{GOB_60_03}   Will he go teach the Greeks? That's good. Just blow!"

{GOB_60_04}   THE EIGHTH (and last) DAY OF THE FEAST (don't miss ...

 
{GOB_60_05}   ... time-shift) CHRIST STANDS to prophesy/impart:

{GOB_60_06}   "IF ANY MAN IS THIRSTY let him come

{GOB_60_07}   to Me and drink. Believe -- out of his heart

{GOB_60_08}   shall flow a river this world cannot plumb ...

 
{GOB_60_09}   ... of living water!" BOOM. That's all He said.

{GOB_60_10}   [SUGGESTION: Don't translate it into sense.

{GOB_60_11}   Just let the STRANGENESS softly bap your head

{GOB_60_12}   (with Sweet Cow's tail) in places where you're dense ...

 
{GOB_60_13}   ... with this world's undergrowth. Weed-whack a path

{GOB_60_14}   to something like a choc'late pudding bath.]


GOSPEL OF BOKE {61 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_61_01}   AMIDST THE SWIRL OF TIME somebody NOTES:

{GOB_61_02}   "Hey! Jesus called us Satan's nasty brats!

{GOB_61_03}   Oh yeah! [Yeah, Jesus really got their goats.]

{GOB_61_04}   You're momma's a Samaritan! You're bats!"

 
{GOB_61_05}   Christ's simple answer, "I am simply God."

{GOB_61_06}   Well, that amongst some paralogic stuff

{GOB_61_07}   which they misunderstood and threw a rod

{GOB_61_08}   which left them looking for a stone to cuff ....

 
{GOB_61_09}   ... a nut upside the head ... but Jesus slipped

{GOB_61_10}   right through their anger to the temple door

{GOB_61_11}   into another episode. WE'VE FLIPPED

{GOB_61_12}   THE CHANNEL once again, but don't ignore ...

 
{GOB_61_13}   ... one message: That what's crazy or what fits

{GOB_61_14}   can best be seen ... [at MIDNIGHT at THE RITZ]. {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {62 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_62_01}   "THAT MAKES NO SENSE, Boke." // "Lord, I'm practicing

{GOB_62_02}   my paralogic prophet-speak. OK?"

{GOB_62_03}   "I THINK you're letting silliness take wing

{GOB_62_04}   for no good reason other than to play."

 
{GOB_62_05}   "I rest my case, God, You just said it best."

{GOB_62_06}   GOD ROLLS HIS EYES. That's quite a sight to see ...

{GOB_62_07}   A-thousand-two dimensions all compressed

{GOB_62_08}   into the sparkle of eternity.

 
{GOB_62_09}   "OK, says God, that line was [a] surprise.

{GOB_62_10}   ' Surprising God ' is surely [a] good trick."

{GOB_62_11}   THE MONKEY-BOT is churning out a prize

{GOB_62_12}   for three-lines-out-of-four where "a" is thick ...

 
{GOB_62_13}   ... enough to bear the stressed iambic beat.

{GOB_62_14}   A low (or high?) point in Boke's sonnet feat!


GOSPEL OF BOKE {63 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_63_01}   OUTSIDE THE TEMPLE Jesus just escaped,

{GOB_63_02}   He saw a blind man as He passed him by.

{GOB_63_03}   Christ spat upon the ground, and then He scraped

{GOB_63_04}   the clay into His hands. Anoints each eye.

 
{GOB_63_05}   "Siloam pool. Go wash." He does. He sees:

{GOB_63_06}   The first time in his life -- not dark but light.

{GOB_63_07}   "On Saturday?!? The Sabbath?!?" PHARISEES,

{GOB_63_08}   enraged (again) they spit: "Hey this ain't right!"

 
{GOB_63_09}   They can't find Jesus, but this guy will do

{GOB_63_10}   for logic-chopping exercise. // Nicole

{GOB_63_11}   and Paris might distract them, but the few

{GOB_63_12}   worm-holes in Arkansas are in a bowl ...

 
{GOB_63_13}   ... of cereal a little boy won't eat //

{GOB_63_14}   while seeing-blindman's paying for Christ's treat. {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {64 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_64_01}   THE BLINDMAN INQUISITION -- Pharisees

{GOB_64_02}   investigate The Seeing-Blindman Case.

{GOB_64_03}   "How did you come to see, man, if you please?"

{GOB_64_04}   THE SEEING-BLINDMAN (who's now washed his face) ...

 
{GOB_64_05}   ... REPLIES: "A man named Jesus made the clay,

{GOB_64_06}   anointed He mine eyes, and said ' Go wash. '

{GOB_64_07}   I went and washed -- and now I see, today."

{GOB_64_08}   That's Saturday! The Sabbath! The panache ...

 
{GOB_64_09}   ... of Cyrano could not deflect this point

{GOB_64_10}   stuck in their minds with superglue it seems.

{GOB_64_11}   [Epoxy? Um, mixed metaphors -- Bad joint!]

{GOB_64_12}   THE BLINDMAN INQUISITION onward steams ..

 
{GOB_64_13}   ... to its conclusion: Seeing is a crime

{GOB_64_14}   on Saturday [when Boke and monkey rhyme].


GOSPEL OF BOKE {65 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_65_01}   THE SENTENCE: "Cast the see-er from our sight!

{GOB_65_02}   BEGONE! You are not welcome here no more.

{GOB_65_03}   Disciple now of whom showed you the light,

{GOB_65_04}   not Moses. You can see now. See the door!

 
{GOB_65_05}   WHEN JESUS HEARD the see-er was cast out,

{GOB_65_06}   He came to welcome him into the Land

{GOB_65_07}   of Light and Truth ... where God is all about.

{GOB_65_08}   CHRIST SAID, "Dost thou believe?" // "I had not planned ...

 
{GOB_65_09}   ... on anything like this, but yes of course!

{GOB_65_10}   Lord Jesus, I believe because I see!"

{GOB_65_11}   BEFORE THIS ALL GETS "HARD" (untie your horse)

{GOB_65_12}   Let's freeze this episode. Just LET IT BE.

 
{GOB_65_13}   REPEAT: There is no moral, just a thought.

{GOB_65_14}   Don't be a pharisee / in their nets caught.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {66 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_66_01}   THE SWAT-BOKE CAFE MENU CHALKBOARD READS:

{GOB_66_02}   Free beer and wine with coffee if you mix

{GOB_66_03}   it altogether ... Then see where that leads ...

{GOB_66_04}   to wisdom or the outhouse ... We will fix ...

 
{GOB_66_05}   ... a cup for anyone who'll take the risk

{GOB_66_06}   of sipping to the bottom... IF the dregs

{GOB_66_07}   form shapes like Stanley Kubrick's obelesk

{GOB_66_08}   and monkeys dancing on their hands and legs ...

 
{GOB_66_09}   ... THEN you have surely seen what no one's seen

{GOB_66_10}   at Cafe Swat-Boke. // Sweet Cow sends hellos.

{GOB_66_11}   French kisses you with cow tongue. // Monkey's mean

{GOB_66_12}   when someone eats his breakfast, heaven knows! ...

 
{GOB_66_13}   ... He steals Boke's legal pad, marks through some lines ...

{GOB_66_14}   replacing them with morning monkeyshines!

 


DAY {7/14}


 


GOSPEL OF BOKE {67 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_67_01}   "FOR JUDGEMENT I AM COME INTO THE WORLD

{GOB_67_02}   THAT BLIND MAY SEE, AND SEE-ERS BE MADE BLIND,"

{GOB_67_03}   said Jesus ... where SOME PHARISEES (not curled

{GOB_67_04}   to strike / just hanging 'round / not too unkind) ...

 
{GOB_67_05}   ... ASKED: "Jesus, are we also blind?" // CHRIST SAID:

{GOB_67_06}   "If ye were blind, then ye would have no sin.

{GOB_67_07}   But now ye say ' We see, ' and so instead

{GOB_67_08}   of innocent, you're guilty, my good men."

 
{GOB_67_09}   AND WITH A BREATH... A PARABLE BEGINS:

{GOB_67_10}   "He ent'ring 'mongst the sheep NOT through the gate

{GOB_67_11}   BUT by some other way succinctly pins

{GOB_67_12}   a thief-and-robber label on his fate.

 
{GOB_67_13}   But he who enters by the gate makes clear

{GOB_67_14}   HE IS the Shepherd. HIS VOICE His sheep hear. {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {68 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_68_01}   CONFUSION REIGNED... So JESUS made it worse:

{GOB_68_02}   "I tell you truly, I'm the sheep gate door.

{GOB_68_03}   Before came thieves and robbers with no verse

{GOB_68_04}   the sheep would hear. But my voice sheep adore.

 
{GOB_68_05}   I AM THE DOOR ... COME through Me to be saved.

{GOB_68_06}   THEN ye shall come and go to pastures full

{GOB_68_07}   of all you need ... and safety from depraved

{GOB_68_08}   invaders come to steal and kill -- who pull ...

 
{GOB_68_09}   ... the wool across your eyes and then destroy.

{GOB_68_10}   BUT I WHO AM GOOD SHEPHERD GIVE MY LIFE

{GOB_68_11}   TO SAVE MY SHEEP. My own. No hired sheep-boy

{GOB_68_12}   who sees a wolf and runs -- his language rife ...

 
{GOB_68_13}   ... with shit 'bout poor/lost sheep, but does not care.

{GOB_68_14}   WOLF COMES / DEVOURS / Sheep scatter everywhere.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {69 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_69_01}   "THERE'S OTHER SHEEP I HAVE / Not of this fold.

{GOB_69_02}   Them also I must bring / They too shall hear

{GOB_69_03}   My Voice and come / Because they know this bold

{GOB_69_04}   Expression of God's Love / Devoid of fear."

 
{GOB_69_05}   "I AM," SAID CHRIST, "Good Shepherd / And I know

{GOB_69_06}   My sheep and they know Me / Like as God's Son

{GOB_69_07}   I'm known by Him // AND I LET My Life GO --

{GOB_69_08}   To die to save the sheep /AND WHEN that's done ...

 
{GOB_69_09}   ... TAKE BACK My Life AGAIN / I have the pow'r

{GOB_69_10}   to lay My LIFE down / Pow'r to lift it up.

{GOB_69_11}   No one can take it from Me / But the hour

{GOB_69_12}   will come I freely take the dread-filled cup ...

 
{GOB_69_13}   ... My Father has commanded me to drink."

{GOB_69_14}   (The Jews were quite confused 'bout what to think!) {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {70 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_70_01}   YES, THERE WAS A DIVISION 'mongst the Jews

{GOB_70_02}   because of what Christ said that blew their minds.

{GOB_70_03}   "He hath a demon!" / "Crazy!" / "I refuse

{GOB_70_04}   to listen to him." // BUT one ALSO finds ...

 
{GOB_70_05}   ... THIS point of view: "No demon speaks like this.

{GOB_70_06}   And can a demon give the blind his sight?"

{GOB_70_07}   YES, Jesus was not easy to dismiss.

{GOB_70_08}   For some, they had no choice but see the light ...

 
{GOB_70_09}   ... however baffling that light place might be.

{GOB_70_10}   A MOMMA ON A FARM takes her son's bowl

{GOB_70_11}   of cereal he will not eat AND SHE

{GOB_70_12}   with infinite surprise FINDS one WORM-HOLE ...

 
{GOB_70_13}   ... that sucks her to the middle of this scene

{GOB_70_14}   and does her country best to intervene. {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {71 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_71_01}   "WHY ALL THIS RUCKUS? Why don't y'all just read

{GOB_71_02}   the Bible?" MOMMA SAYS and dries her hands.

{GOB_71_03}   THE JEWS and JESUS doubletake, then plead:

{GOB_71_04}   "Dear God, remove this woman whom the sands ...

 
{GOB_71_05}   ... of time have somehow dropped into our laps."

{GOB_71_06}   [Somewhere a monkey-bot / A monkeyshine]

{GOB_71_07}   BUT MOMMA won't be sassed and spreads some baps

{GOB_71_08}   among some heads (excepting one divine) ...

 
{GOB_71_09}   THEN JESUS SAID, "You're time has not yet come,

{GOB_71_10}   mam. THESE folks here / have never seen the book

{GOB_71_11}   you take for granted. / Momma, they're not dumb,

{GOB_71_12}   just agitated in this space-time nook.

 
{GOB_71_13}   When you go back, re-read with fresher eyes.

{GOB_71_14}   I do not speak as straight 'as the crow flies.' "


GOSPEL OF BOKE {72 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_72_01}   MEANWHILE ... NICOLE and PARIS dry the tears

{GOB_72_02}   of boy-who's-lost-his-mother-down-the-sink

{GOB_72_03}   (he thinks, not having in his tender years

{GOB_72_04}   the worm-hole physics knowledge not to blink ...

 
{GOB_72_05}   ... if momma pops 'cross two millenia

{GOB_72_06}   while pouring out a Bran-Buds/boy mistake.)

{GOB_72_07}   [GOD LAUGHS while scribbling marginalia

{GOB_72_08}   on Boke's strange gospel / Keeping Cow awake!]

 
{GOB_72_09}   THE JEWS and JESUS now have lost their place

{GOB_72_10}   and must start over. / MOMMA's had enough,

{GOB_72_11}   and by her force of will (and God's sweet grace)

{GOB_72_12}   pops back into the kitchen where it's tough ...

 
{GOB_72_13}   ... to get her boy to nurs'ry school when he

{GOB_72_14}   is "making time" with rich girls on TV.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {73 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_73_01}   CLICK. WINTER IN JERUSALEM / THE FEAST

{GOB_73_02}   OF DEDICATION / JESUS ON "THE PORCH"

{GOB_73_03}   OF SOLOMON ... Jews ask to be released

{GOB_73_04}   from their confusion: "Jesus, can't you torch ...

 
{GOB_73_05}   ... these parables? Speak plainly! Art thou Christ?

{GOB_73_06}   ("The" Christ / Messiah / Prophesied to come)

{GOB_73_07}   "I'VE TOLD YOU, BUT your reason pulls a heist

{GOB_73_08}   and robs My Words of meaning -- ALL, not some. ...

 
{GOB_73_09}   You aren't My Sheep. If you were you could hear

{GOB_73_10}   My Voice. But you can only hear the sighs

{GOB_73_11}   in your own head the devil's stuffed with fear.

{GOB_73_12}   My Father (God) and I are One." // "That buys ...

 
{GOB_73_13}   ... a stoning in these parts for blasphemy!"

{GOB_73_14}   [If you and I lived then, we might agree.] {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {74 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_74_01}   "I'VED HEALED the sick, the lame, the blind. For which

{GOB_74_02}   of these good acts will you stone me to death?"

{GOB_74_03}   "YOU'VE MADE YOURSELF A GOD! That's how you stitch

{GOB_74_04}   your bur'al shawl to smother blaspheme-breath."

 
{GOB_74_05}   "Does not your [Jewish] law say ' Ye are Gods? '

{GOB_74_06}   HIT PAUSE TO NOTE that Jesus knew His text.

{GOB_74_07}   [Sweet Cow knows everything, and Sweet Cow nods.]

{GOB_74_08}   Christ's hermeneutic muscles always flexed ...

 
{GOB_74_09}   ... enough to put text-bullies in their place.

{GOB_74_10}   But bullies who can't win within the law

{GOB_74_11}   won't hesitate to nullify your case

{GOB_74_12}   with bullshit / or with bullets / stone to jaw.

 
{GOB_74_13}   The murderers of prophets won't be stalled

{GOB_74_14}   for long by argument /The Truth's black-balled. {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {75 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_75_01}   BUT IF you want to kill God, you must wait

{GOB_75_02}   'till God is ready. "My time is not yet."

{GOB_75_03}   AND SO (again) Christ slipped away / His fate

{GOB_75_04}   on God's timetable / See his silhouette ...

 
{GOB_75_05}   ... beyond the Jordan / near the place where John

{GOB_75_06}   the Baptist baptized Jesus / where John said

{GOB_75_07}   "Behold the Lamb of God." / The dove/baton

{GOB_75_08}   of God's most holy Spirit on Christ's head ...

 
{GOB_75_09}   ... [or something like that. Dove work's fine for me.

{GOB_75_10}   Much better bird, than cow or monkey-butt

{GOB_75_11}   upon your head -- at least hygienic'lly ... ]

{GOB_75_12}   AND AT THIS JUNCTURE, GOD IS YELLING "CUT!"

 
{GOB_75_13}   "Go eat some breakfast, Boke, before you write

{GOB_75_14}   that ' Paris Hilton's shorts are mighty tight. ' "


GOSPEL OF BOKE {76 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_76_01}   A GIRL IN CHINA playing on The Net

{GOB_76_02}   with Flying-Saucer-Monkey based in Rome

{GOB_76_03}   but landing on her cellphone / Noisy pet:

{GOB_76_04}   When she succeeds, he pops his saucer dome ...

 
{GOB_76_05}   ... and celebrates "in Monkey" / Not Chinese:

{GOB_76_06}   For that she'd have to find the Monkey-bot

{GOB_76_07}   who's vaguely picking up the subtleties

{GOB_76_08}   of Chinese symbols ev'ry Beijing tot ...

 
{GOB_76_09}   ... is mastering before the age of three.

{GOB_76_10}   Since A. I. monkeys' egos are immense,

{GOB_76_11}   he thinks that he can do some poetry

{GOB_76_12}   in Chinese symbols without making sense...

 
{GOB_76_13}   "If Boke can write a gospel-wormhole-sink,

{GOB_76_14}   then I can write Chinese!" (a monkey-wink)


GOSPEL OF BOKE {77 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_77_01}   TOMORROW, BOKE (MIGHT) WRITE : ... SEE Jesus yank

{GOB_77_02}   poor Laz'rus out of heaven to his grave

{GOB_77_03}   so he can walk back out / His folks will thank

{GOB_77_04}   God for this miracle / and Jesus wave ...

 
{GOB_77_05}   ... in some high faces one more murd'rous thought:

{GOB_77_06}   Since Laz'rus back-to-life scores Jesus points

{GOB_77_07}   and easier than Jesus to be caught,

{GOB_77_08}   just buy another round of fun'ral "oints" ...

 
{GOB_77_09}   ... and stick poor Laz'rus back into the ground.

{GOB_77_10}   THE LAZ'RUS PING-PONG PARABLE [OK?]

{GOB_77_11}   [FROM HEAVEN: "sorta negatory" sound.]

{GOB_77_12}   But as the Jews and Jesus start to play ...

 
{GOB_77_13}   ... with ping-pong Laz'rus, LAWYERS diagnose:

{GOB_77_14}   "The Laz'rus/Buffy parallel's too close!"

 


DAY {8/14}


 


GOSPEL OF BOKE {78 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_78_01}   CLACK. JESUS RAISES LAZARUS: TAKE 2

{GOB_78_02}   Two sisters (Martha, Mary) send a note

{GOB_78_03}   to Jesus to beseech him: "He that you

{GOB_78_04}   love well, our brother Laz'rus is ... " (they wrote ...

 
{GOB_78_05}   ... from Bethany, Judaea) " ... deathly ill."

{GOB_78_06}   AS JESUS READ, HE SAID: "Death won't prevail.

{GOB_78_07}   This sickness is for story / Not to kill.

{GOB_78_08}   Illuminate God's Son / A bright detail."

 
{GOB_78_09}   (As was required for story) CHRIST stayed in

{GOB_78_10}   the town they're in for two days, then said: "Let

{GOB_78_11}   us go into Judaea once again."

{GOB_78_12}   DISCIPLES: "They will stone you! D'you forget?"

 
{GOB_78_13}   NOW, Jesus first response is never straight.

{GOB_78_14}   Not plain, but paralogic / Plain will wait. {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {79 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_79_01}   CHRIST GOES: "Aren't there twelve hours in a day?

{GOB_79_02}   A man who walks in daylight does not trip

{GOB_79_03}   because he has the sun{Son!} to light his way.

{GOB_79_04}   But walking in the dark, a man will slip ...

 
{GOB_79_05}   ... because he has no light inside of him. /

{GOB_79_06}   Dear Lazarus is sleeping, but I'll go

{GOB_79_07}   and wake him." // THE DISCIPLES missed the limb{limn}:

{GOB_79_08}   "Just sleeping!" / "He'll be fine!" / "That's good to know!"

 
{GOB_79_09}   CHRIST SMILES/SHIFTS paralogic down to plain:

{GOB_79_10}   "He's dead." / I'm glad he is / so you can see

{GOB_79_11}   what happens -- brand belief into your brain.

{GOB_79_12}   In any case it's time to go. SHALL WE?"

 
{GOB_79_13}   Then THOMAS (nicknamed Didymous) cracked wise:

{GOB_79_14}   "YES, LET'S all go, so EVERYBODY dies!"


GOSPEL OF BOKE {80 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_80_01}   JUDAEA/BETHANY Four days have past

{GOB_80_02}   since Lazarus has died and lain entombed,

{GOB_80_03}   when JESUS and DISCIPLES come at last.

{GOB_80_04}   Two miles away, Jerusalem has bloomed ...

 
{GOB_80_05}   ... with sympathy, and many Jews are here

{GOB_80_06}   to comfort Laz'rus' family. STAGE SET

{GOB_80_07}   for Laz'rus' resurrection. [More, we fear

{GOB_80_08}   'cause we all know how messy these things get ...

 
{GOB_80_09}   ... from Buffy's bloody-knuckled casket rent. //

{GOB_80_10}   GOD/LAWYERS SCOWL and so we move along.]

{GOB_80_11}   When MARTHA heard that Jesus came, she went

{GOB_80_12}   to meet Him: "I know you can fix what's wrong...

 
{GOB_80_13}   ... Whatever You ask God to do, He'll do."

{GOB_80_14}   [SWEET COW MOOS: "Ditto that. I know it's true."]


GOSPEL OF BOKE {81 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_81_01}   (To Martha) JESUS SAYS: "Laz'rus will rise."

{GOB_81_02}   Now, MARTHA, knowing her theology

{GOB_81_03}   (too well, perhaps) says: "Yes Lord, when time flies

{GOB_81_04}   to resurrection day, I know that he ..."

 
{GOB_81_05}   But JESUS sees she's ' grooving ' in her head:

{GOB_81_06}   "I AM the resurrection and the life.

{GOB_81_07}   He that believes in Me, though he were dead

{GOB_81_08}   yet shall he live and never die ... " [TEXT KNIFE ...

 
{GOB_81_09}   ... CUTS HERE to not molest the Jesus weave

{GOB_81_10}   with Paris Hilton but blow her a kiss.]

{GOB_81_11}   "... AND WHOSOEVER liveth and believe

{GOB_81_12}   in Me shall never die. / Believe thou this?"

 
{GOB_81_13}   "Yea, Lord, I do believe you are the Christ,

{GOB_81_14}   the Son of God, who should ..." [THIS SONNET'S SPLICED ...


GOSPEL OF BOKE {82 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_82_01}   ... WITH THIS ONE] "... come into the world." And when

{GOB_82_02}   she had so said, she went her way to ' call '

{GOB_82_03}   to sister Mary ' secretly ' / [By pen?

{GOB_82_04}   By cellphone? King James' writers dropped the ball! ...

 
{GOB_82_05}   // WHILE BOKE is suff'ring Crisis-of-the-Text,

{GOB_82_06}   THE MONKEY-BOT takes over for awhile ... ]

{GOB_82_07}   SO ... Martha monkey-signed to Mary next:

{GOB_82_08}   "Come here / Son top banana want your smile."

 
{GOB_82_09}   So Mary go / see Jesus / People see

{GOB_82_10}   her leave her tree / Think grave! / She go / They wrong!

{GOB_82_11}   Same ol' / Same ol' / Confusion! / Up wrong tree!

{GOB_82_12}   No / Mary go / see Jesus /Mary-song:

 
{GOB_82_13}   "Why Jesus? Why / no come in time / Too late!

{GOB_82_14}   The cow / long gone / four days / Why you / shut gate?


GOSPEL OF BOKE {83 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_83_01}   [GOD SMILES and sends sweet Monkey into space

{GOB_83_02}   in his new flying saucer ... just to play.

{GOB_83_03}   "DEAR BOKE, you must not make a fed'ral case

{GOB_83_04}   of ev'ry text'al blip. Alright?" // "OK."]

 
{GOB_83_05}   So Mary falls at Jesus' feet and cries.

{GOB_83_06}   And Jews who came with her are crying, too.

{GOB_83_07}   And Jesus, seeing all this weeping, fries

{GOB_83_08}   a circuit somehow in his neural stew ...

 
{GOB_83_09}   ... of GOD/MAN interchanges ... and He groaned

{GOB_83_10}   in God's own Spirit -- troubled by their grief.

{GOB_83_11}   Their utter faithlessness had now re-zoned

{GOB_83_12}   the Happy Resurrection into BRIEF:

 
{GOB_83_13}   "How Thoughtless Jesus Let Poor Laz'rus Die."

{GOB_83_14}   Bad Jesus! All we're left to do is cry.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {84 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_84_01}   SWEET COW moos once, and stares at Boke. // What now?

{GOB_84_02}   OK, that may not capture perfectly

{GOB_84_03}   the essence of the moment -- But, Sweet Cow,

{GOB_84_04}   just why that Jesus cries is hard to see.

 
{GOB_84_05}   SEE: "JESUS WEPT." That's one whole line of verse.

{GOB_84_06}   (Eleventh chapter / John / Verse 35)

{GOB_84_07}   Perhaps from empathy -- or something worse --

{GOB_84_08}   from anger or frustration. Man alive! ...

 
{GOB_84_09}   ... Or God alive! (Boke squints) It's hard to tell

{GOB_84_10}   what could be going on inside that blend.

{GOB_84_11}   Whatever! / It's not going near as well

{GOB_84_12}   as was expected. Though it might offend ...

 
{GOB_84_13}   ... the concept of a God you can't surprise.

{GOB_84_14}   But how else to explain Christ's tear-filled eyes.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {85 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_85_01}   "CHRIST WEPT." The greatest mystery of all?

{GOB_85_02}   Or something in his eye / a speck of dust?

{GOB_85_03}   The humanness of Jesus in a ball

{GOB_85_04}   to bounce against the rock of faith and trust.

 
{GOB_85_05}   THE TIMING: When exactly did he cry?

{GOB_85_06}   "Where have you laid him?" // ANSWER: "Come and see."

{GOB_85_07}   THEN "Jesus wept." / He WEPT? / Why, Jesus, why?

{GOB_85_08}   Is yanking Laz from heaven cruelty? /

 
{GOB_85_09}   PERHAPS HE KNEW (as God would) when he'd raise

{GOB_85_10}   up Lazarus from death / when there's no doubt

{GOB_85_11}   he was the Son of God -- THIS WOULD NOT PHASE

{GOB_85_12}   THE JEWS who'd double down to take him out.

 
{GOB_85_13}   HOW DEEP in bullshit must these people be

{GOB_85_14}   to witness THIS / THEN nail Him to a tree?


GOSPEL OF BOKE {86 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_86_01}   "NO MORE WOULD JESUS WALK AMONGST THE JEWS."

{GOB_86_02}   (THE LAZ'RUS RESURRECTION TURNING POINT)

{GOB_86_03}   No parable would bring them to the pews

{GOB_86_04}   of God's Church {2.0}[two-dot-oh] Christ would anoint ...

 
{GOB_86_05}   ... with His own blood ... / ... but by the hands of MEN

{GOB_86_06}   WHO WERE REQUIRED to kill him in the tale,

{GOB_86_07}   but who STILL disappoint Christ / Who still sin

{GOB_86_08}   by executing plot points that we hail ...

 
{GOB_86_09}   ... as vict'ry over death in hymns we sing

{GOB_86_10}   in version {2.0}[two-dot-oh] of God's strange plan

{GOB_86_11}   (who's secret codename is "Let Freedom Ring")

{GOB_86_12}   to amplify THE FLOW 'tween GOD and MAN.

 
{GOB_86_13}   THE PROBLEM that postmodern prophets face

{GOB_86_14}   is fig'ring "how in hell" to make that case.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {87 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_87_01}   A GOSPEL CHOIR STARTS SINGING ... 'cause they know

{GOB_87_02}   just when a song's the only thing to say --

{GOB_87_03}   when preachin's gone as far as it can go

{GOB_87_04}   and music is the only card to play.

 
{GOB_87_05}   / Have mercy on the preacher / Let him rest /

{GOB_87_06}   / Dear Lord, for we are all most surely filled /

{GOB_87_07}   / The food at home's already been pre-blessed /

{GOB_87_08}   / The church communion wine has done been spilled /

 
{GOB_87_09}   / Have mercy on the preacher / Make him stop /

{GOB_87_10}   / He's pulled another page out of his coat /

{GOB_87_11}   / Send down an angel, Lord, to make him drop /

{GOB_87_12}   / his peroration / Hope that's all he wrote! /

 
{GOB_87_13}   (And as the choir is marching off the stage,

{GOB_87_14}   Lyle Lovett's lawyer's callin' 'bout this page.)


GOSPEL OF BOKE {88 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_88_01}   A FEW LIGHT YEARS AWAY a Monkey-bot

{GOB_88_02}   is playing on his cellphone with his tail

{GOB_88_03}   traversing a new monkey-saucer plot

{GOB_88_04}   that God's constructed / Should the Monkey fail ...

 
{GOB_88_05}   ... the arbitrary mission that this day

{GOB_88_06}   unfolded from a wormhole Boke had lost,

{GOB_88_07}   then God will ask Sweet Cow to hit RE-PLAY

{GOB_88_08}   and not Boke now 'cause he's already sauced ...

 
{GOB_88_09}   ... for Christmas dinner / browning in a pan

{GOB_88_10}   of his own juice that he's drained all the seeds

{GOB_88_11}   of new adventures starring Raisin Bran

{GOB_88_12}   and Chinese pudding-girl who always needs ...

 
{GOB_88_13}   ... new batteries / or Monkey might defeat

{GOB_88_14}   her in the game where She and Monkey meet.




DAY {9/14}  





GOSPEL OF BOKE {89 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_89_01}   THE BORDER OF THE WILDERNESS / THE TOWN

{GOB_89_02}   OF EPHRIAM (where's nothing's going on)

{GOB_89_03}   Christ and Disciples rest // WHILE (farther down

{GOB_89_04}   south) IN JERUSALEM (so says Saint John) ...

 
{GOB_89_05}   ... THOSE PESKY JEWS are plotting evil deeds.

{GOB_89_06}   [OK. They are the ' VILLAINS ' in this tale.

{GOB_89_07}   You've got to have some villains or it reads

{GOB_89_08}   as dull as dirt: A ' Moby ' with no whale.]

 
{GOB_89_09}   PASSOVER FEAST was near at hand and so

{GOB_89_10}   Jerusalem was where good Jews would head

{GOB_89_11}   to purify themselves / Some "Tallyho!"

{GOB_89_12}   the hunt for Jesus / "Catch him, then he's dead!"

 
{GOB_89_13}   [BUT keep in mind SOMEBODY had to play

{GOB_89_14}   THE VILLAIN -- else no resurrection day.]


GOSPEL OF BOKE {90 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_90_01}   GOD SAYS He will not comment on this FRAME

{GOB_90_02}   that Boke's postmodern telling has prescribed

{GOB_90_03}   around the action of this gospel game.

{GOB_90_04}   RULE ONE: Man's freedom will not be proscribed.

 
{GOB_90_05}   JERUSALEM/THE TEMPLE... VILLAINS TALK:

{GOB_90_06}   "Will Jesus not show for the feast?" / "D'you think?"

{GOB_90_07}   The power leak He's caused they'd have to caulk.

{GOB_90_08}   [A missing line inspires a monkey-wink!]

 
{GOB_90_09}   Too many were believing Jesus' lines

{GOB_90_10}   of thought subverting "EVERYBODY KNOWS"

{GOB_90_11}   (which mixed with "SOCIAL STATUS" text defines

{GOB_90_12}   if you CONTROL interpretation so's ...

 
{GOB_90_13}   ... you keep "THE PEOPLE" tightly in a box.)

{GOB_90_14}   SO TALLYHO! We'll catch that Jesus fox!


GOSPEL OF BOKE {91 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_91_01}   IN BETHANY / SIX DAYS BEFORE THE FEAST

{GOB_91_02}   OF PASSOVER ... The Laz'rus family

{GOB_91_03}   is serving Jesus supper / WHEN the yeast

{GOB_91_04}   of UNEXPECTED GESTURE's melody ...

 
{GOB_91_05}   ... gives rise to sour notes from Judas' horn.

{GOB_91_06}   The gesture? / Laz'rus' sister MARY POURS

{GOB_91_07}   EXPENSIVE OINTMENT ON CHRIST'S HEAD -- Him born

{GOB_91_08}   for sacrifice to open up the doors ...

 
{GOB_91_09}   ... of heaven for the folks not always right

{GOB_91_10}   according to "the rules" men have nailed down

{GOB_91_11}   so brutally there was no hope in sight.

{GOB_91_12}   BAD JUDAS YELLS: "A waste for her to crown ...

 
{GOB_91_13}   ... Him with fine ointment / when she could have sold

{GOB_91_14}   it / and fed hungry children with the gold."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {92 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_92_01}   "LET HER ALONE," says JESUS, "For the day

{GOB_92_02}   of [Jesus'] burial has she kept this.

{GOB_92_03}   The poor ye always have with you / My stay

{GOB_92_04}   is not much longer" / (Soon a Judas kiss.)

 
{GOB_92_05}   NEXT DAY/JERUSALEM... When ' MUCH ' had heard

{GOB_92_06}   [King James' word choice for ' MANY ' ] Jesus was

{GOB_92_07}   on his way to the feast, THEY ran/transferred

{GOB_92_08}   palm branches to the streets and shout hazzahs! ...

 
{GOB_92_09}   ... [iambic for ' hosannahs '] "Bless-ed King

{GOB_92_10}   of Israel that cometh in the name

{GOB_92_11}   of God!" // AND WHEN Christ/Jesus heard them sing,

{GOB_92_12}   He found a sweet/young ass to ride and came ...

 
{GOB_92_13}   ... (as it was written) through THE CROWD that praised

{GOB_92_14}   him 'cause from-death-to-life he'd Laz'rus raised.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {93 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_93_01}   CHRIST'S MIRACLE WAS FAMOUS / thus was He.

{GOB_93_02}   OF COURSE, our ' VILLAINS ' were completely ticked!

{GOB_93_03}   In their own pan of juice each Pharisee

{GOB_93_04}   was furious: ' The whole world ' had been tricked ...

 
{GOB_93_05}   ... by Jesus' grave-stone-rolling miracle.

{GOB_93_06}   THE WORLD / THE PEOPLE / EASILY MISLED

{GOB_93_07}   BY smoke-and-mirrors / They must now annul

{GOB_93_08}   by planting crown of thorns upon His head.

 
{GOB_93_09}   BUT ROME NOW OWNED THE LAW, SO they must find

{GOB_93_10}   a path amongst the Romans' "AS THINGS ARE"

{GOB_93_11}   / a way to make sure justice will be blind

{GOB_93_12}   / to guarantee the killing of a star.

 
{GOB_93_13}   Christ's popularity must be re-bent

{GOB_93_14}   from "Hail the King!" / to "Satan's belly lint!"


GOSPEL OF BOKE {94 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_94_01}   REPLAY THE FRAGMENT "JESUS WEPT" / A LOOP:

{GOB_94_02}   HE WEPT BECAUSE his closest lacked belief.

{GOB_94_03}   HE WEPT BECAUSE The Jews must play the poop-

{GOB_94_04}   head villains in the story / AND the grief ...

 
{GOB_94_05}   ... from not quite seeing totally THE WHY/

{GOB_94_06}   THE STORY gave no option but His death

{GOB_94_07}   as resolution / In his human eye

{GOB_94_08}   (which he was forced to use when he drew breath) ...

 
{GOB_94_09}   ... it seemed that this game's rules were mis-designed.

{GOB_94_10}   ["WHICH GAME IS THAT?" says God to Boke who's hung

{GOB_94_11}   in quatrain number three / and underlined

{GOB_94_12}   ' a God Game ' in the New York Times / and flung ...

 
{GOB_94_13}   ... his legal pad across the room to test

{GOB_94_14}   if God will place it back upon his chest. {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {95 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_95_01}   "THOU SHALT NOT TEST THE LORD THY GOD," says He

{GOB_95_02}   who wrote that line two thousand years ago

{GOB_95_03}   in other gospels St John did not see

{GOB_95_04}   completely eye-to-eye with. // DID YOU KNOW ...

 
{GOB_95_05}   ... that ONLY JOHN INCLUDES The Laz'rus Scene?

{GOB_95_06}   THE "Jesus wept" ? THE TURNING POINT so huge

{GOB_95_07}   in Boke's postmodern gospel [where Cow's preen

{GOB_95_08}   and Paris Hilton's bottom's sporting rouge].

 
{GOB_95_09}   AS FOR THOSE 40 days the devil'd test

{GOB_95_10}   Christ in the wilderness -- John didn't care!

{GOB_95_11}   THE GOSPEL GAME is choosing what gets stressed

{GOB_95_12}   while -- given all you know -- you keep it FAIR.

 
{GOB_95_13}   THE WEIGHT OF TRUTH must somehow BALANCE out

{GOB_95_14}   the swings the teller makes along his route.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {96 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_96_01}   WHY JOHN? / Not Matthew, Luke, or Mark? / Have we

{GOB_96_02}   already covered this? / Too many days

{GOB_96_03}   run all together / trying hard to see

{GOB_96_04}   where we are flowing through this sonnet maze ...

 
{GOB_96_05}   ... of unknown turns revealed the moment when

{GOB_96_06}   you come upon them / only when they're right

{GOB_96_07}   in front of you / and one choice will begin

{GOB_96_08}   a new trajectory into the light ...

 
{GOB_96_09}   ... or some dark tunnel / groping for a switch

{GOB_96_10}   that opens up the roof /and we shriek "WOW

{GOB_96_11}   I didn't know that!" / OR, fall in a ditch ...

{GOB_96_12}   [This line was eaten by a purple cow!]

 
{GOB_96_13}   ... where even fearless Monkey-bots will balk.

{GOB_96_14}   A blackboard's pretty useless without chalk.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {97 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_97_01}   OH, YOU HAVE CHALK, says God, but are afraid

{GOB_97_02}   to push on into darkness / You don't trust

{GOB_97_03}   I'm really on your side / That plans I've made

{GOB_97_04}   include "a happy ending" 'fore you're dust / ...

 
{GOB_97_05}   / ... or fear that too much thinking has dissolved

{GOB_97_06}   / the delicate suspension of faith's strands

{GOB_97_07}   / amidst your knowledge matrix that's evolved

{GOB_97_08}   / into a web nobody understands ...

 
{GOB_97_09}   /... but Sweet Cow and some literary moll

{GOB_97_10}   / or Chinese Monkey-bot on Saturday!

{GOB_97_11}   / There is no Forty-Seventh Protocol

{GOB_97_12}   / for tunnel'd vision prophets who must weigh ...

 
{GOB_97_13}   / ... the dangers of proceeding to the end

{GOB_97_14}   / when you might lose your faith ... around the bend.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {98 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_98_01}   WHILE SWEET COW'S helping Lost-Boke pull a tooth

{GOB_98_02}   out of his belly button ... // GOD PLAYS CHESS

{GOB_98_03}   WITH SATAN IN A SWAT-BOKE CAFE BOOTH:

{GOB_98_04}   These 8-by-8 squares pleasantly compress ..

 
{GOB_98_05}   ... the choices down to just a zillion paths.

{GOB_98_06}   GOD knows that he will win // but SATAN says

{GOB_98_07}   there is a flaw within the God Game maths

{GOB_98_08}   he found that guarantees the final res ...

 
{GOB_98_09}   ... is not what God expects // Of course, he lies

{GOB_98_10}   sometimes / but ALWAYS bullshits -- which leaves room

{GOB_98_11}   that maybe it's the truth. // Which God denies

{GOB_98_12}   and warns that if you buy that ... HERE COMES DOOM!

 
{GOB_98_13}   "OUCH OUCH!" yells Boke as Sweet Cow yanks that tooth

{GOB_98_14}   out of Boke's belly button: Such is truth!


GOSPEL OF BOKE {99 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_99_01}   A WORMHOLE OPENS UP / CHRIST'S VOICE FLOATS IN ...

{GOB_99_02}   "Cast your net on the right side of the boat

{GOB_99_03}   and ye shall find." // THE WORMHOLE'S GONE AGAIN

{GOB_99_04}   "Which is the right side, God?" a monkey wrote, ...

 
{GOB_99_05}   ... "And I don't have a boat," he monkeyshines,

{GOB_99_06}   "just this space-flying-saucer with no net,

{GOB_99_07}   since fish is not on what a monkey dines.

{GOB_99_08}   Bananas are what all good monkeys get ...

 
{GOB_99_09}   ... except for Christmas dinner when Chinese

{GOB_99_10}   girls give them choc'late pudding / Nanjing wines! /

{GOB_99_11}   and pull their ears if they fail to appease

{GOB_99_12}   the Monkey-God by making monkey-signs ...

 
{GOB_99_13}   ... which only monkeys know just what they mean."

{GOB_99_14}   (But we are pretty sure they're all obscene.)

 


DAY {10/14}


 


GOSPEL OF BOKE {100 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_100_01}   "IN TRUTH I say to you / except a grain

{GOB_100_02}   of wheat fall to the ground and die it stands

{GOB_100_03}   alone / but if it dies, fruit fills the plain. /

{GOB_100_04}   Who loves his life shall lose it," CHRIST expands, ...

 
{GOB_100_05}   ... "and he that hates his life in this world will

{GOB_100_06}   keep it unto eternal life." (a beat)

{GOB_100_07}   "If any man serve Me, let him [not kill

{GOB_100_08}   himself] but follow me and feel the sweet ...

 
{GOB_100_09}   ... embrace of honor from My Father's eye. //

{GOB_100_10}   BUT NOW MY SOUL IS TROUBLED, and what shall

{GOB_100_11}   I say? Lord Father, save me from the die

{GOB_100_12}   that's cast? Yet for this cause I came. This mal- ...

 
{GOB_100_13}   ... contented venture You will use to sell

{GOB_100_14}   My Name, and by it, spare some folks some hell. {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {101 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_101_01}   THEN CAME A VOICE FROM HEAVEN saying, "I

{GOB_101_02}   have glorified it, and will once again." //

{GOB_101_03}   SOME HEARD God's thunder / Some heard angels sigh.

{GOB_101_04}   CHRIST SAID: "This Voice came not for Me: you men."

 
{GOB_101_05}   CHRIST BREATHES. "Now is the judgement of this world.

{GOB_101_06}   Now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

{GOB_101_07}   And I, if I be lifted from this world,

{GOB_101_08}   will draw all men to Me: their faith's redoubt." //

 
{GOB_101_09}   THE PEOPLE WERE CONFUSED: "Messiah croaks?

{GOB_101_10}   That's not the text we know / Which Christ is this?" //

{GOB_101_11}   "A LITTLE WHILE the Light remains here, folks.

{GOB_101_12}   Walk while you have the Light / lest darkness kiss ...

 
{GOB_101_13}   ... your path and you can't see where you will go.

{GOB_101_14}   While ye have Light, be sons of Light. YA KNOW?" {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {102 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_102_01}   OF COURSE THEY DIDN'T "KNOW" / Could not believe

{GOB_102_02}   in spite of all the miracles BECAUSE

{GOB_102_03}   THE PROPHECY (Isaiah) did not leave

{GOB_102_04}   that possibility / That move / "THE LAWS" ...

 
{GOB_102_05}   ... THE TEXT SAID: He hath blinded [someone's] eyes

{GOB_102_06}   and hardened [someone's] hearts, so they would not

{GOB_102_07}   covert their faith. Renew. // One might surmise

{GOB_102_08}   the Jews were simply following the plot ...

 
{GOB_102_09}   ... the God Game was designed for them to play.

{GOB_102_10}   // [GOD's SILENT as the devil takes his knight

{GOB_102_11}   with Boke's face painted on it. // "That's the way,"

{GOB_102_12}   says Satan smiling, "to insure I might ...

 
{GOB_102_13}   ... just beat You, when the end-game comes around." //

{GOB_102_14}   BUT GOD just sips some coffee / cool / unwound. // ] {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {103 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_103_01}   DESPITE ISAIAH, some High Jews believed

{GOB_103_02}   on Jesus / BUT they did not breathe a word

{GOB_103_03}   for fear that from their synagogue be cleaved

{GOB_103_04}   by Pharisees who might have overheard.

 
{GOB_103_05}   THE LAW/THE TEXT is solid / Cannot shift,

{GOB_103_06}   says poop-head Pharisees / which best explains

{GOB_103_07}   the reason Jesus caused a "might-y" rift

{GOB_103_08}   by taking off the bridle and the reigns ...

 
{GOB_103_09}   ... from people which the Pharisees put on.

{GOB_103_10}   NEW GOD GAME TITLE: POMO VS POOP

{GOB_103_11}   Christ is a pomo / letting new days dawn. /

{GOB_103_12}   The Pharisees fight freedom / Like to coop ...

 
{GOB_103_13}   ... up ev'ryone inside "the way things are."

{GOB_103_14}   Not "wicked evil" / Rather, "kinda par."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {104 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_104_01}   THE DEVIL WHISPERS: God's a poop-head, too!

{GOB_104_02}   A diff'rent text / but still a tyranny

{GOB_104_03}   of pre-fab constructs from the residue

{GOB_104_04}   of what God's said before / The Cruelty ...

 
{GOB_104_05}   ... of Calvary and hell is just because

{GOB_104_06}   God self-constrained Himself [like rules in verse?]

{GOB_104_07}   where, being God, he could ignore those laws

{GOB_104_08}   and do what people think God should. REVERSE ...

 
{GOB_104_09}   ... THE FLOW to match what people might expect.

{GOB_104_10}   THEN JESUS would not WEEP at His hard part

{GOB_104_11}   to play that seems to human eyes suspect.

{GOB_104_12}   THE ROLE requiring FAITH to not depart ...

 
{GOB_104_13}   ... from what was written when God's Game was made

{GOB_104_14}   on deadline (only SIX days!) How God played!


GOSPEL OF BOKE {105 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_105_01}   GOD SAYS he likes the devil's move so well

{GOB_105_02}   that (he?) can take another one for free.

{GOB_105_03}   God doesn't bullshit, but no one can tell

{GOB_105_04}   if (He?) is kidding / or might actually ...

 
{GOB_105_05}   ... be serious about this "evil" boon.

{GOB_105_06}   GOD SMILES: "It doesn't matter who moves next."

{GOB_105_07}   And while they chew on that, (He?) starts to croon

{GOB_105_08}   a country song of Asian analects...

 
{GOB_105_09}   Confucious with guitars and cowboy hats:

{GOB_105_10}   / Oh darlin' I ain't smart, but I can see

{GOB_105_11}   / the one thread dangling from your sweater that's

{GOB_105_12}   / a-keepin' your sweet heart away from me. //

 
{GOB_105_13}   THE DEVIL BLUSHES, or perhaps just chokes --

{GOB_105_14}   (he's?) never heard God sing no "hole-y" jokes.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {106 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_106_01}   THE NEXT FIVE ST JOHN CHAPTERS, JESUS SPEAKS

{GOB_106_02}   IN PRIVATE to disciples to prepare

{GOB_106_03}   them for his leaving -- paralogic peeks

{GOB_106_04}   into the future / and to fill the air ...

 
{GOB_106_05}   ... with power-generating guidelines, too.

{GOB_106_06}   BEFORE WE SAMPLE FRAGMENTS ... visu'lize

{GOB_106_07}   an UPPER ROOM and NAKED JESUS who

{GOB_106_08}   removed his cloak and so just hide your eyes ...

 
{GOB_106_09}   ... a moment 'till he's Gandhi'd with a towel.

{GOB_106_10}   Dressed as a servant/slave, He'll wash the feet

{GOB_106_11}   of His Disciples / PETER calls this foul!

{GOB_106_12}   Dear Jesus, please swap places, take my seat ...

 
{GOB_106_13}   ... Why should the Son of God humiliate

{GOB_106_14}   Himself for me? // CHRIST says, THIS, don't debate. {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {107 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_107_01}   "IF I DON'T WASH YOU, you can't be with Me."

{GOB_107_02}   AND SO he washed them all (but knew that one

{GOB_107_03}   was still unclean / betrayal comes) / THEN He

{GOB_107_04}   got dressed and sat / LAST SUPPER HAS BEGUN

 
{GOB_107_05}   "DO YOU KNOW WHY I washed your feet? Yes, I

{GOB_107_06}   your ' Lord and Master ' -- yes, most surely so.

{GOB_107_07}   BY THIS EXAMPLE do I testify --

{GOB_107_08}   make vivid how your fellowship should flow.

 
{GOB_107_09}   I tell you now of what will come to pass,

{GOB_107_10}   so that ye may believe that I am He.

{GOB_107_11}   IN TRUTH I say to WELCOME ev'ry class

{GOB_107_12}   of those I send to you, as He sent me."

 
{GOB_107_13}   THEN ONCE AGAIN Christ's spirit groaned / He spoke:

{GOB_107_14}   "IN TRUTH, one will betray My wheel / Bad spoke. {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {108 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_108_01}   "WHO will betray you, Lord?" AND JESUS SAID:

{GOB_108_02}   "The one I give a sop I've dipped to." (That,

{GOB_108_03}   of course, is Judas.) WHEN Christ gave him bread,

{GOB_108_04}   said, "What thou do, do quickly." (Go on, scat!)

 
{GOB_108_05}   AND AT THAT MOMENT Satan entered in

{GOB_108_06}   to Judas and he left into the night.

{GOB_108_07}   [According to God's plan / Is it still sin?

{GOB_108_08}   Could Judas go to heaven? / He just MIGHT.

 
{GOB_108_09}   THAT WORD, again, that Boke keeps playing back

{GOB_108_10}   on this choo-chooing{chew-chewing} pomo gospel train

{GOB_108_11}   to lay a monkey-wrench upon the track.

{GOB_108_12}   Just one word long -- an "awful" short refrain ...

 
{GOB_108_13}   ... that "normal" faith can hardling tolerate.

{GOB_108_14}   What's "FAITH" when mixed with "MIGHT"? A hard debate.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {109 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_109_01}   THE CAFE SWAT-BOKE'S JUKEBOX: Morissette's

{GOB_109_02}   "Ironic" plays ('till God runs out of change) /

{GOB_109_03}   THE BOOTH where God and Satan's chessboard sets /

{GOB_109_04}   (SUBTITLE:) GOOD AND EVIL INTERCHANGE

 
{GOB_109_05}   The booth is empty so we PAN AROUND /

{GOB_109_06}   THERE on the TINY DANCE FLOOR... SHE and HIM

{GOB_109_07}   attempt to find a step that fits the sound.

{GOB_109_08}   It's hard to tell who's who (it's mighty dim).

 
{GOB_109_09}   A WHISPER: "Come on, no one's going to know.

{GOB_109_10}   All things are lawful." // "Not all edify." //

{GOB_109_11}   "Is ' edify ' the only row to hoe?"

{GOB_109_12}   // "Behave, you know the end is drawing nigh." //

 
{GOB_109_13}   AND SO IT GOES until there's no more cents

{GOB_109_14}   in Cafe Swat-Boke's jukebox ... [Did you wince?]


GOSPEL OF BOKE {110 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_110_01}   WHERE'S PARIS HILTON'S CRACK? It's Christmas week.

{GOB_110_02}   The farm is loop-de-looping episodes

{GOB_110_03}   exposed already -- case you need a peek

{GOB_110_04}   of rich girls running wild down country roads ...

 
{GOB_110_05}   ... where thumpin' congregations buckle down

{GOB_110_06}   morality before the girls upend

{GOB_110_07}   the values of a southern country town

{GOB_110_08}   and spill their apples where no one has sinned ...

 
{GOB_110_09}   ... in quite a spell, says grandma with high-haired

{GOB_110_10}   assurance / BUT her older grandson smiles

{GOB_110_11}   and blushes 'cause, perhaps he might have erred

{GOB_110_12}   "a little" since those wicked city styles ...

 
{GOB_110_13}   ... are just "a little" tough to disregard.

{GOB_110_14}   Grandma says, "I've killed chickens. / Where's that bard?!?"

 


DAY {11/14}


 


GOSPEL OF BOKE {111 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_111_01}   LAST SUPPER / UPPER ROOM / (AS JUDAS LEAVES)

{GOB_111_02}   CHRIST: "Now the Son of Man is glorified,

{GOB_111_03}   and God is glorified in Him. / [GOD WEAVES

{GOB_111_04}   BETRAYAL INTO GLORY: STORY-FIED] /

 
{GOB_111_05}   MY CHILDREN, just a little time with you

{GOB_111_06}   is left / And, as I told the Jews, you'll seek

{GOB_111_07}   Me / Where I go, ye cannot come. / THIS NEW

{GOB_111_08}   COMMANDMENT I give unto you to tweak ...

 
{GOB_111_09}   ... your fellowship: / LOVE one another as

{GOB_111_10}   I have loved you / By this all men will know

{GOB_111_11}   that ye are My Disciples." / [Jesus jazz

{GOB_111_12}   of words preparing them before He'd go.]

 
{GOB_111_13}   "BY LOVE will people know that you are Mine." /

{GOB_111_14}   [Yes, LOVE is most profoundly Jesus' sign.] {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {112 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_112_01}   THEN PETER SAYS: "WHY CAN'T I follow you? /

{GOB_112_02}   I will lay down my life for Jesus' sake!" //

{GOB_112_03}   "OH, will you now?" SAYS JESUS, / ['cause he knew

{GOB_112_04}   the story] / "TRUTH I say, you'll only quake ...

 
{GOB_112_05}   ... and say you do not know me / One. Two. Three

{GOB_112_06}   times 'fore the morning rooster starts to crow. //

{GOB_112_07}   LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED / AS you see

{GOB_112_08}   that God is real and with you / ALSO know ...

 
{GOB_112_09}   ... as surely -- just like that -- believe in Me. /

{GOB_112_10}   IN FATHER'S HOUSE, SO MANY MANSIONS WAIT.

{GOB_112_11}   If that weren't true, I'd not claim that to thee.

{GOB_112_12}   I GO NOW TO PREPARE yours / Prop the gate ...

 
{GOB_112_13}   ... SO WHERE I AM ye also may reside. /

{GOB_112_14}   Ye know The Way." // [The path is not that wide.] {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {113 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_113_01}   SAYS DOUBTING THOMAS: "Lord, WE KNOW NOT ' where '

{GOB_113_02}   Thou goest / and how can we know the way? //

{GOB_113_03}   "I AM The Way / The Truth / The Life / ' The Where '

{GOB_113_04}   to go to / COME / There is no other way...

 
{GOB_113_05}   LOOK: IF YOU TRULY SEE ME, you have seen

{GOB_113_06}   the Father also / and -- therefore -- know Him." //

{GOB_113_07}   SAYS PHILIP (who can't see): "We're really keen

{GOB_113_08}   to see God, Lord / Just show us!" // "DON'T BE DIM! ...

 
{GOB_113_09}   ... HAVE I been here so long, and still not yet

{GOB_113_10}   do you know who I am? / If you've seen Me,

{GOB_113_11}   you've seen the Father / How can you forget?!?

{GOB_113_12}   Don't you believe? / How can you still not see?

 
{GOB_113_13}   THE FATHER is in Me and I in Him.

{GOB_113_14}   I DO His Work / The choice is not My whim." {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {114 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_114_01}   "DEAR PHILIP, if you can't see Me as God,

{GOB_114_02}   at least BELIEVE BECAUSE YOU'VE SEEN THE WORKS:

{GOB_114_03}   THE MIRACLES along the roads we've trod.

{GOB_114_04}   You've seen them all -- that's been one of the perks ...

 
{GOB_114_05}   ... of being My disciple / BY THE WAY

{GOB_114_06}   if you believe, YOU CAN DO THEM as well.

{GOB_114_07}   AND even better ones while I'm away.

{GOB_114_08}   HOW can you do them? / [Not by magic spell.] /

 
{GOB_114_09}   WHATEVER you ask in My Name, I'll do --

{GOB_114_10}   so Father through the Son is glorified. /

{GOB_114_11}   AGAIN I say, ASK ANYTHING and glue

{GOB_114_12}   My Name to it --- It will not be denied."

 
{GOB_114_13}   [A privilege of power He'll bequest

{GOB_114_14}   to all who pass the -- hard -- believing test.] {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {115 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_115_01}   "IF YOU LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS WELL,

{GOB_115_02}   and I will pray the Father / and He'll send

{GOB_115_03}   the Comforter / The Holy Ghost who'll dwell

{GOB_115_04}   with you and be in you / Let Me extend ...

 
{GOB_115_05}   ... that blessing to the Spirit of The Truth

{GOB_115_06}   ' the world ' [will filter out] / cannot receive."

{GOB_115_07}   [Especially inside the voting booth

{GOB_115_08}   where there's a bias for those who deceive.]

 
{GOB_115_09}   / THE WORLD can't see ' The Truth ' -- My Spirit flow.

{GOB_115_10}   / I will not leave you comfortless, I'll come. /

{GOB_115_11}   / A little while and from this world I'll go

{GOB_115_12}   / but you'll see Me / I'll live past martyrdom.

 
{GOB_115_13}   I'll walk beyond the tomb TO SHOW YOU HOW

{GOB_115_14}   it can be done." / [Not just to earn your ' Wow! '] {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {116 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_116_01}   ANOTHER JUDAS (NOT BETRAYER) PRAYS:

{GOB_116_02}   "How is it, Lord, You manifest all this

{GOB_116_03}   to us, and not the world?" // AND JESUS PLAYS

{GOB_116_04}   His paralogic way / rhapsodic kiss / ..

 
{GOB_116_05}   ... not plain hand-shaking that they{we} still expect:

{GOB_116_06}   "HE WHO LOVES ME / will keep My Words / and God

{GOB_116_07}   will love him, too -- and through His flow connect

{GOB_116_08}   the peace of heaven / share the halls We trod.

 
{GOB_116_09}   HE WHO DOES NOT LOVE ME / keeps not MY LINES

{GOB_116_10}   OF CODE within his chaos program's rules. /

{GOB_116_11}   These LINES are not by Me, but God's own Signs

{GOB_116_12}   transmitting from This Body / My Lips / Tools.

 
{GOB_116_13}   THESE THINGS I say now. / SOON the Comforter

{GOB_116_14}   will come and teach you more / Not let THESE blur. {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {117 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_117_01}   "[MY] PEACE I leave with you / My Peace I give

{GOB_117_02}   to you / NOT as the world gives it / BUT Mine.

{GOB_117_03}   LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED / Do not live

{GOB_117_04}   in fear / I leave you now / BUT BY DESIGN /

 
{GOB_117_05}   IF YOU LOVED ME you would rejoice / because

{GOB_117_06}   I go unto My Father / who is MORE

{GOB_117_07}   than I -- oh so much greater / There's no flaws

{GOB_117_08}   in how THIS GOD'S GAME/STORY sails to shore.

 
{GOB_117_09}   I'VE TOLD YOU what will come / so you can see

{GOB_117_10}   it happen / Your small faith will be increased.

{GOB_117_11}   HEREAFTER I will not talk much with thee

{GOB_117_12}   because the prince of this world comes / [The beast] ...

 
{GOB_117_13}   ... who had no power over Me / except

{GOB_117_14}   GOD'S STORY placed each stone where he has stepped." {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {118 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_118_01}   AND HERE'S WHEN JESUS SAYS: "I AM THE VINE."

{GOB_118_02}   ARE WE still in the Upper Room? / WHO CARES?

{GOB_118_03}   YOU CHOOSE THE SETTING / which best fits the line.

{GOB_118_04}   JUST KEEP IN MIND / there is no crowd that stares ...

 
{GOB_118_05}   ... with eager expectation for a show

{GOB_118_06}   of His unworldly powers in this scene.

{GOB_118_07}   PICK SOME LOCATION where you'd like to go.

{GOB_118_08}   CHRIST'S SPEAKING to disciples seen/unseen.

 
{GOB_118_09}   / "YOU ARE THE BRANCHES," Christ says RIGHT TO YOU.

{GOB_118_10}   / "If not connected to THE VINE'S pure flow,

{GOB_118_11}   / there's nothing that a branch can be or do

{GOB_118_12}   / except just dry out / burn up / then just go ...

 
{GOB_118_13}   ... to hell or nothing / So don't disconnect

{GOB_118_14}   from God / [BE SURE POLARITY'S CORRECT!] {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {119 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_119_01}   / [POLARITY?!] "PUT MY LINES IN YOUR CODE."

{GOB_119_02}   / The God Game's set on ' high complexity. '

{GOB_119_03}   / The ' feedback loops ' all spiral at each node.

{GOB_119_04}   / Each iteration's outcome's hard to see.

 
{GOB_119_05}   CHRIST SAYS: "Keep my commandments" / EXECUTE

{GOB_119_06}   My common-senseless LINES encoding LOVE

{GOB_119_07}   in MYSTERY / not systems to re-boot.

{GOB_119_08}   FEAR NOT they don't bind tight as OJ's glove.

 
{GOB_119_09}   [THOUGH blood's involved with both, Sweet Cow has MOO'D

{GOB_119_10}   her disapproval of where rhyme has bent

{GOB_119_11}   this gospel flow a bit. // "AT LEAST not lewd,"

{GOB_119_12}   says God who's always thankful where Boke's went ...

 
{GOB_119_13}   ... is not inside Ms. Hilton's downtown shorts. //

{GOB_119_14}   "MUST EVEN GOD encourage Boke?" Cow snorts.] {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {120 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_120_01}   "THIS WORLD IS GOING TO HATE YOU" / THIS I KNOW:

{GOB_120_02}   IF you are running Jesus' chaos code --

{GOB_120_03}   encrypted so the player cannot go

{GOB_120_04}   inside the logic box and overload ...

 
{GOB_120_05}   ... the Monkey-bot with human error bits --

{GOB_120_06}   YOU simply must HAVE FAITH IN GOD'S DESIGN,

{GOB_120_07}   and not be troubled when the law acquits

{GOB_120_08}   OJ not Jesus / [Diff'rent story line!! ...

 
{GOB_120_09}   / ... moos Sweet Cow with her tail about to strike.

{GOB_120_10}   / But Boke is moving way too fast to catch

{GOB_120_11}   / toward something that first made him grab the mike

{GOB_120_12}   / and to his two-end candle struck a match... ]

 
{GOB_120_13}   Barabas walked (says John) by People's Choice.

{GOB_120_14}   [DEMOCRACY HURRAY! / The People's Voice! ] {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {121 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_121_01}   A SWAT-BOKE CAFE CONVERSATION GOES:

{GOB_121_02}   "You knew he'd find a way to work that in."

{GOB_121_03}   "Democracy? / Boke's hot-spot ... when his nose

{GOB_121_04}   is not pressed in a book / or sniffin' sin ...

 
{GOB_121_05}   ... on TV." // BOKE TELLS God he has to SEE

{GOB_121_06}   what ' ev'rybody else ' is guilty of:

{GOB_121_07}   "If I'm too pure, how can I set them free?" //

{GOB_121_08}   BUT GOD'S HEARD this before / and sends a dove ...

 
{GOB_121_09}   ... to peck Boke one more asshole, so his poop

{GOB_121_10}   will get out faster / rather than back up /

{GOB_121_11}   and end up in God's ear / another scoop

{GOB_121_12}   to shake out / as He pours another cup ...

 
{GOB_121_13}   ... of Swat-Boke Cafe Coffee-Of-The-Day.

{GOB_121_14}   [Did "Super Diaper Baby" start this way?]

 


DAY {12/14}


 


GOSPEL OF BOKE {122 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_122_01}   " ' THIS WORLD / HATE YOU ' ? / WHY THIS? " says CHINA GIRL

{GOB_122_02}   in Mandarin-to-English to the MONK-

{GOB_122_03}   EY-BOT. (An A. I. program munged in Perl --

{GOB_122_04}   miraculously not the piece of junk ...

 
{GOB_122_05}   ... you might expect from just 3-weeks of work

{GOB_122_06}   by Boke by way of looped complexity.

{GOB_122_07}   INSIDE MONK'S SIMPLE CHAOS what might lurk

{GOB_122_08}   was fuzzy / Could Monk "do" theology?)

 
{GOB_122_09}   MONK'S PROGRAM whirred awhile, and then Monk spit

{GOB_122_10}   out easily-translatable word chunks:

{GOB_122_11}   "GOD UPGRADE PROGRAM. / PEOPLE / CHANGE / BAD FIT." //

{GOB_122_12}   "HATE CHANGE?" says CHINA GIRL / who thinks bot-monks ...

 
{GOB_122_13}   ... are kinda cool / in lots of monkey ways.

{GOB_122_14}   Fun cellphone playmate for those rainy days.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {123 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_123_01}   "A SOFTWARE UPGRADE? Will You let Boke FRAME

{GOB_123_02}   Christ's (Life-Death-Life-Ascension) Truth THUS, God?" //

{GOB_123_03}   "It cannot be undone, Sweet Cow, / Boke came

{GOB_123_04}   to this ' by sonnet's way ' / Though that seems odd, ...

 
{GOB_123_05}   ... it must be said that Jesus' words were strange --

{GOB_123_06}   though not so technologic, I'll admit." //

{GOB_123_07}   "Moo, Lord, you know my spots I rarely change

{GOB_123_08}   (the color purple is my perfect fit) ...

 
{GOB_123_09}   ... and ' knowing ev'rything ' makes changing hard.

{GOB_123_10}   All this I know / admit / Yet I must poop

{GOB_123_11}   on Boke's head / even though he's now ' the bard

{GOB_123_12}   of thousand sonnets ' (nearly) ..." // "Where's My soup?" ...

 
{GOB_123_13}   ... says God erasing Cow's un-Sweetest line

{GOB_123_14}   from short-term memory, and starts to dine.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {124 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_124_01}   / ONE LINE OF PARIS HILTON CODE: "SHOW ASS."

{GOB_124_02}   / One line of Boke's, of course, is just "WRITE VERSE."

{GOB_124_03}   / Some lines of papa farmer's are "PLEASE PASS

{GOB_124_04}   THE CORNBREAD, MOMMA / LADIES, DO NOT CURSE ...

 
{GOB_124_05}   ... / AND GET YOUR LAZY BOTTOM'S UP AND WORK!"

{GOB_124_06}   [BOKE-NOTE TO PARIS: Jesus says, YOU DON'T!

{GOB_124_07}   But not in John, so let that coffee perk

{GOB_124_08}   another day, because Boke surely won't ...

 
{GOB_124_09}   ... go traipsing onto other gospel turf.

{GOB_124_10}   John's quite enough to ' plagiarize ' this week.

{GOB_124_11}   / Oh, wicked pomos / snatching as they surf

{GOB_124_12}   the texts of ev'ry age / ' Now ' back to Greek.]

 
{GOB_124_13}   WHAT'S MISSING from "The Simple Life" is CODE.

{GOB_124_14}   ' Which lines, ' of course, depends upon ' which road. ' {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {125 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_125_01}   "WHAT ' CLASS ' IS JESUS, Boke? / I thought we'd clipped

{GOB_125_02}   that thread?" says Cow, who Boke's renamed Un-Sweet. //

{GOB_125_03}   "Ha ha," says Cow, "Just wait -- you'll be sweet-lipped

{GOB_125_04}   when Boke get's hungry for Cow's choc'late teat!" //

 
{GOB_125_05}   "GOOD GOD," says God, "why are you fighting now?" //

{GOB_125_06}   "For ' conflict, ' Lord," says Boke, "The Jews are tired

{GOB_125_07}   of being vilified... We thought that Cow

{GOB_125_08}   could take their place awhile." // "So, you've rewired ...

 
{GOB_125_09}   ... the gospel circuit board ... to circumvent

{GOB_125_10}   an Anti-defamation league boycott?" //

{GOB_125_11}   "Dear Lord, You know we'll never make a cent

{GOB_125_12}   on this, already. Cow's teat's way too ' hot! ' " //

 
{GOB_125_13}   Amidst the chaos, Sweet Cow's question slips

{GOB_125_14}   into a wormhole ... "Class" talk squelched with quips.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {126 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_126_01}   THE WRITER AT HIS LAPTOP -- looking down

{GOB_126_02}   on God and Cow and Boke (the gospelwright) --

{GOB_126_03}   FLIPS PAGES OF HIS BIBLE WITH A FROWN:

{GOB_126_04}   How can this be wound up? (The schedule's tight.)

 
{GOB_126_05}   / Bring in the choir to sing the story out?

{GOB_126_06}   / Skip all the parts that "everybody knows?"

{GOB_126_07}   / New ending: Monkey-bot becomes devout?

{GOB_126_08}   / "The REAL Messiah comes!" some mad Jew crows.

 
{GOB_126_09}   The bible in his lap says, HERE IT IS:

{GOB_126_10}   THE STORY that you chose to tell again --

{GOB_126_11}   infused, of course, with all a sonnet's fizz

{GOB_126_12}   can bubble out of everything therein...

 
{GOB_126_13}   How many more John-fragments of his Christ

{GOB_126_14}   are necessary now? / How much more ' geist '?


GOSPEL OF BOKE {127 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_127_01}   SAYS PARIS HILTON: "Boke, there's surely MORE

{GOB_127_02}   to ' my code ' than my bottom / You're not fair!" //

{GOB_127_03}   "You're right, dear. Shall we make it MORE hard core?"

{GOB_127_04}   [MORE ' geist, ' it seems ... Can this go anywhere?]

 
{GOB_127_05}   "Who was that whispering?" asks Paris, piqued. //

{GOB_127_06}   "Pay no attention to the man behind

{GOB_127_07}   square brackets, darling." // But, still Paris peeked

{GOB_127_08}   and saw THE WRITER: "Are you this unkind ...

 
{GOB_127_09}   ... to all rich, pretty girls with their own show?" //

{GOB_127_10}   "FORGIVE ME, Paris, you transmit a lot

{GOB_127_11}   with very little text. / Your name can sow

{GOB_127_12}   a field of corn-text ... / Sorry, this was not ...

 
{GOB_127_13}   ... a great idea -- to put words in your mouth.

{GOB_127_14}   Beyond your bottom, everything goes south."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {128 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_128_01}   WHILE COW IS SWATTING BOKE FOR BEING MEAN

{GOB_128_02}   TO PARIS HILTON ... CHRIST'S PREP-TALK'S RESUMED

{GOB_128_03}   TO HIS DISCIPLES (JOHN 16 : 16)

{GOB_128_04}   SO THEY WILL NOT COLLAPSE WHEN HE'S ENTOMBED ...

 
{GOB_128_05}   "A LITTLE WHILE and ye shall NOT see Me;

{GOB_128_06}   AND THEN A LITTLE WHILE, ye SHALL again,

{GOB_128_07}   for I go to the Father." // "What is He

{GOB_128_08}   unloading now?" (Another specimen ...

 
{GOB_128_09}   ... of pure confusion Jesus' words inspired

{GOB_128_10}   in some of His disciples ... EVEN NOW

{GOB_128_11}   when almost all THE STORY has transpired.)

{GOB_128_12}   AND JESUS SAID, "OK, I will allow ...

 
{GOB_128_13}   ... my paralogic figures can be hard

{GOB_128_14}   to follow [like some prophesying bard.] {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {129 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_129_01}   BUT FINALLY HE MADE IT PLAIN ENOUGH:

{GOB_129_02}   They sort of understood what was to come

{GOB_129_03}   and said, "Lo, Jesus, now You've deigned to slough

{GOB_129_04}   that fancy-figure language, we're not dumb:

 
{GOB_129_05}   NOW WE ARE SURE that Thou know everything.

{GOB_129_06}   and don't need anyone to ask You why.

{GOB_129_07}   We know that You come forth from heaven's King."

{GOB_129_08}   / (But were they REALLY SURE why He must die?

 
{GOB_129_09}   / ONE BOTTOM LINE -- a long way from the end --

{GOB_129_10}   / is there's no way for men to comprehend

{GOB_129_11}   / the plot points God has chosen: why He'd send

{GOB_129_12}   / ' His Son' to die so harshly ... to amend ...

 
{GOB_129_13}   / ... His ' program code ' for humankind's affairs.

{GOB_129_14}   / Some wave their arms, but ' SMART ' folks wear blank stares.)


GOSPEL OF BOKE {130 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_130_01}   THEN, SOTTO VOCE, SOMEONE MOOS AND ADDS,

{GOB_130_02}   "And maybe ' smart ' in this case means / ' relax. '

{GOB_130_03}   / Give up / give in / give way / (just nod) / when scads

{GOB_130_04}   of opportunities to nail the facts ...

 
{GOB_130_05}   ... down hard have left you still confused / when time

{GOB_130_06}   has come to let it go / and let things flow ...

{GOB_130_07}   / If you are in the presence of sublime

{GOB_130_08}   incomprehensibility ... / Let go!" //

 
{GOB_130_09}   [SWEET COW DENIES she wrote the lines above:

{GOB_130_10}   " ' Designer propaganda, ' seems to me.

{GOB_130_11}   But I won't say whose hand might fit that glove --

{GOB_130_12}   though maybe their name starts with G or B."]

 
{GOB_130_13}   A LESS THAN SOTTO VOICE responds to this:

{GOB_130_14}   "You know which end of God Sweet Cow can kiss!"


GOSPEL OF BOKE {131 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_131_01}   THE WRITER AT HIS LAPTOP ... stops to pray

{GOB_131_02}   to God in heaven (not down on the page).

{GOB_131_03}   "Dear Lord, forgive me for the awkward way

{GOB_131_04}   I wrote tonight -- I thought that I'd asuage ...

 
{GOB_131_05}   ... some early morning suff'ring if I'd key

{GOB_131_06}   directly on the screen ... instead of scrawl

{GOB_131_07}   -- like all the nights before -- illegibly

{GOB_131_08}   on yellow legal pad ... But these words fall ...

 
{GOB_131_09}   ... much diff'rently -- and not straight from my soul.

{GOB_131_10}   OR, SO IT SEEMS to me, as I now strain

{GOB_131_11}   to finish out today ... down in a hole

{GOB_131_12}   much diff'rent than the playful ones that chain ...

 
{GOB_131_13}   ... some episodes within this gospel text.

{GOB_131_14}   DON'T LET ME LOSE MY FAITH in ' what comes next. ' "


GOSPEL OF BOKE {132 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_132_01}   BEFORE THE FINAL ACTION SCENES BEGIN,

{GOB_132_02}   CHRIST PRAYS with his disciples to conclude

{GOB_132_03}   His private ministry to them... FADE IN:

{GOB_132_04}   OH LORD, The Hour has come ... The players cued...

 
{GOB_132_05}   DEAR FATHER, glorify thy Son, so I

{GOB_132_06}   may glorify My Father -- as Your plan

{GOB_132_07}   has laid out long ago and by and by.

{GOB_132_08}   The power over death displayed by Man ...

 
{GOB_132_09}   ... as gift from Thee for all who will believe.

{GOB_132_10}   The work you have laid out for Me is done.

{GOB_132_11}   Keep mine from evil -- do not let them leave

{GOB_132_12}   this world, though they are not of it, but spun ...

 
{GOB_132_13}   ... for better threads of Your eternity.

{GOB_132_14}   For now, however, this game is the key.

 


DAY {13/14}


 


GOSPEL OF BOKE {133 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_133_01}   "WHAT MEAN ' THE WORLD ' ?" says China-girl who's phoned

{GOB_133_02}   in Mandarin-to-Monkey-bot thumb code.

{GOB_133_03}   The Monkey-bot's complexity web groaned

{GOB_133_04}   (which sometimes sounds like ' whirr ' ) / searched for a node ...

 
{GOB_133_05}   ... of interchange of flows of ev'rything

{GOB_133_06}   about "the world" / transmitted this reply:

{GOB_133_07}   "THE WORLD" / the people-patterns / bound with STRING.

{GOB_133_08}   / STRING sometime good / sometime STRING alibi:

 
{GOB_133_09}   BRAIN-HEART / NOT USED / LOOK-SEE / WHERE STRING / IS TIED.

{GOB_133_10}   OLD STRING / SAME STRING / AGAIN / AGAIN / STRING-ROCK.

{GOB_133_11}   ROCK SCISSORS BREAK / NEW PATH CANNOT / UNTRIED.

{GOB_133_12}   THE WORLD / THE STRING / THE BRAIN / THE HEART / THE LOCK.

 
{GOB_133_13}   "CUT STRING!" says China-girl, "Why WORLD be dumb?"

{GOB_133_14}   (with six smooth strokes of her fast, graceful thumb).


GOSPEL OF BOKE {134 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_134_01}   THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE / RESORT

{GOB_134_02}   FOR JESUS AND DISCIPLES / NOT TONIGHT:

{GOB_134_03}   A BAND OF MEN COME from the Jewish court.

{GOB_134_04}   "WHOM SEEK YE?" JESUS SAYS to them on sight. //

 
{GOB_134_05}   "Jesus of Nazareth," THEY say. // "I'm He." //

{GOB_134_06}   THEY all fall down (said John) // Christ asks again:

{GOB_134_07}   "WHOM SEEK YE?" // "Jesus," they say fearfully.

{GOB_134_08}   "I said I'm He / Let's go / Ignore these men."

 
{GOB_134_09}   THEN HOT-HEAD PETER drew his sword and sliced

{GOB_134_10}   off high priest's servant Malaus' right ear.

{GOB_134_11}   BUT JESUS SAID: "Don't be an anti-christ.

{GOB_134_12}   Put that away / You know why I am here...

 
{GOB_134_13}   Should I not drink the cup God's given me?" //

{GOB_134_14}   The men bind Jesus while disciples flee.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {135 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_135_01}   WHILE PETER IS DENYING he knows Christ

{GOB_135_02}   to Damsel-at-the-door outside the court

{GOB_135_03}   of Caiaphas, high priest -- INSIDE, not-niced

{GOB_135_04}   is JESUS by the Jews who now resort ...

 
{GOB_135_05}   ... to standard poop-head principles to seek

{GOB_135_06}   the sentences they need to justify

{GOB_135_07}   a murder while appearing at the peak

{GOB_135_08}   of holiness / but merely wish to tie ...

 
{GOB_135_09}   ... the strings a little tighter where they are.

{GOB_135_10}   The STRINGS suspending their authority

{GOB_135_11}   within the matrix of the Jewish jar

{GOB_135_12}   now floating on a roaring Roman sea.

 
{GOB_135_13}   "MY WORDS are in the open / Ask each one

{GOB_135_14}   who drags me here, just what-the-hell I've done."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {136 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_136_01}   WHILE PETER IS DENYING Christ twice more...

{GOB_136_02}   They drag Christ off to Pilate who can grant

{GOB_136_03}   the Roman state's approval (por favor)

{GOB_136_04}   to execute this Jesus for his cant ...

 
{GOB_136_05}   ... / his words that clip the STRINGS which they hold dear.

{GOB_136_06}   His social/power-cracking poetry.

{GOB_136_07}   His bold expressions that these high Jews fear

{GOB_136_08}   will undermine "the world" which their eyes see.

 
{GOB_136_09}   As PILATE ENTERS he calls out to Him:

{GOB_136_10}   "Art Thou The King of Jews? / Yes, Jesus, You." //

{GOB_136_11}   "Do you say that yourself, or Tiny Tim

{GOB_136_12}   [or someone who won't rhyme]?" // "Am I a Jew?" ...

 
{GOB_136_13}   ... says Pilate. "Your own priests delivered Thee

{GOB_136_14}   unto this judgement station / Just tell me."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {137 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_137_01}   "WHAT HAST THOU DONE?" asks Pilate. // Christ replies:

{GOB_137_02}   "MY KINGDOM is not of this world / If so

{GOB_137_03}   my servants would have fought those Jewish guys." //

{GOB_137_04}   (And this is all that Pilate needs to know, ...

 
{GOB_137_05}   ... but since he's here, he'll let Christ speak some more

{GOB_137_06}   about how those "of Truth" all hear His word.)

{GOB_137_07}   "Ah what is truth?" smiles Pilate out the door:

{GOB_137_08}   "I FIND NO FAULT IN HIM." // "Don't be absurd,"

 
{GOB_137_09}   ... the Jews shout, "Pilate is not Caesar's friend

{GOB_137_10}   if he release this Jesus." // Pilate oh's:

{GOB_137_11}   the Jews had pulled his STRING / made Pilate bend

{GOB_137_12}   from reason to the reasons of Christ's foes.

 
{GOB_137_13}   But HONOR slowed his hand / he'd try to save

{GOB_137_14}   this innocent from undeserve-ed grave.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {138 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_138_01}   WE FREEZE TIME and we toussel PILATE'S hair

{GOB_138_02}   WHILE RIDING ON A CAM'RA 'round his HEAD

{GOB_138_03}   AS IT contests the question "What is fair?"

{GOB_138_04}   (NOT "truth" -- to him a stone that can't be bled ...

 
{GOB_138_05}   ... But -- "in the balance" -- how this case he'll judge.

{GOB_138_06}   A BULLSHIT CASE as far as he can see /

{GOB_138_07}   but there is bullshit that is hard to budge

{GOB_138_08}   with reason / Much less stress to just agree ...

 
{GOB_138_09}   ... to go along with bullshit-screaming nuts.

{GOB_138_10}   / (LIKE OUR SUPREME COURT when it turned to shit

{GOB_138_11}   / and stuck their heads up their collective butts

{GOB_138_12}   / and told DEMOCRACY it's time to quit.)

 
{GOB_138_13}   If Pilate would have been a Cicero,

{GOB_138_14}   he might have found a way to plunge the flow.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {139 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_139_01}   SWEET COW SETS OFF THE BOKE-ALARM AGAIN

{GOB_139_02}   "We're in the stretch where Christ is go'ng to die,

{GOB_139_03}   and STILL he works a few more ' bullshits ' in? //

{GOB_139_04}   "Cow, without BULLSHIT!, Boke can't prophesy...

 
{GOB_139_05}   ... That is a line of code I wrote for him.

{GOB_139_06}   (Unlike your purple spots from outer space.)

{GOB_139_07}   Before this world began, I ran a sim

{GOB_139_08}   of ev'rything -- including how we'd face ...

 
{GOB_139_09}   ... the end-game that the devil jokes about.

{GOB_139_10}   If Boke did not shout BULLSHIT!, all black holes

{GOB_139_11}   would coalesce into your Sweet-Cow snout --

{GOB_139_12}   digesting humankind and all its goals ...

 
{GOB_139_13}   ... THEN you'd inhale eternity and FART!" //

{GOB_139_14}   "HA HA," says Cow and toots ' How Great Thou Art. '


GOSPEL OF BOKE {140 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_140_01}   DEMOCRACY AND JESUS / WE UNFREEZE

{GOB_140_02}   poor Pilate as he swims against the tide:

{GOB_140_03}   "YE HAVE A CUSTOM ... should the people please

{GOB_140_04}   on passover, that I can set aside ...

 
{GOB_140_05}   ... the charges 'gainst a prisoner -- your choice...

{GOB_140_06}   Will ye release this man here (Jesus)?" // "NO!,

{GOB_140_07}   Not this man, no. / Barabas! Hear our voice." //

{GOB_140_08}   / Yes hear the BULLSHIT-EATERS / smell the roe ...

 
{GOB_140_09}   / ... of something fishy going on today.

{GOB_140_10}   / Like when the air in Florida is fouled

{GOB_140_11}   / by screaming BULLSHIT-EATERS who will say

{GOB_140_12}   / whatever / like they'd all been Collin-Pow'll'd.

 
{GOB_140_13}   (DEMOCRACY so proudly that we hail

{GOB_140_14}   is meaningless when bullshit pulls its tail.)


GOSPEL OF BOKE {141 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_141_01}   BECAUSE HUMILIATION IS REQUIRED

{GOB_141_02}   of people at the mercy of the law

{GOB_141_03}   A SCOURGING AND A CROWN OF THORNS TRANSPIRED /

{GOB_141_04}   Then Pilate said again: "I FIND NO FLAW ...

 
{GOB_141_05}   ... IN THIS MAN, JESUS." // STILL High Jews cried out:

{GOB_141_06}   "WE HAVE A LAW / By our law he should die /

{GOB_141_07}   He made himself the Son of God!" they shout. //

{GOB_141_08}   (THEY'D KILL HIM JUST FOR SPEECH / LET'S AMPLIFY:

 
{GOB_141_09}   Not instrumental speech to rabble-rouse

{GOB_141_10}   to violence -- but strange prophetic words

{GOB_141_11}   that Pilate understood that to espouse

{GOB_141_12}   was not a crime, no more than songs of birds.)

 
{GOB_141_13}   But shouting bullshit-eaters can't be swayed,

{GOB_141_14}   and so Christ's crucifixion he OK'd.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {142 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_142_01}   AS SPIKES ARE NAILED IN JESUS' HANDS AND FEET,

{GOB_142_02}   OUR GOSPEL CHOIR STANDS UP TO HAVE THEIR SAY ...

{GOB_142_03}   / We're Crazy 'Bout The Law / We're God's elite!

{GOB_142_04}   / Lock up the text and throw the key away!

 
{GOB_142_05}   / Not even God Himself can change the rules!

{GOB_142_06}   / Just look what happened when this moron tried!

{GOB_142_07}   / We hope this lesson teaches all the fools

{GOB_142_08}   / The Keepers of The Law can't be defied!

 
{GOB_142_09}   / The Sabbath's coming quick, so break his legs.

{GOB_142_10}   / The Law requires this murder to be done

{GOB_142_11}   / before we praise the lord / [THIS SONG NOW SEGUES]

{GOB_142_12}   / He's dead already? / Good, there goes the sun.

 
{GOB_142_13}   / We're Crazy FROM the Law / It will not change!

{GOB_142_14}   (Good Lord, that Jesus Christ was truly strange.)


GOSPEL OF BOKE {143 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_143_01}   "JEWS BAD!" says China Girl // "BOKE BAD!" says Monk:

{GOB_143_02}   "JEWS HUMAN / DO GOD'S WILL / MAKE UPGRADE WORK.

{GOB_143_03}   // "GOD STRANGE / ODD TALE / THE END? IT KINDA STUNK."

{GOB_143_04}   // "THE END?! / NOT DONE! / STAY TUNED / DON'T GO BERZERK!"

 
{GOB_143_05}   // "BAD MONKEY! / WHAT BERZERK? / MONK GO WORM HOLE! "

{GOB_143_06}   // "BAD BOKE / ALL HIDE / NO WORMHOLE MONK TO GO."

{GOB_143_07}   // "HA HA! / WHERE COW? / COW NOSE / MONK GO PATROL!"

{GOB_143_08}   // "HA HA! / BAD CHINA GIRL / COW NOSE / YOU BLOW!"

 
{GOB_143_09}   // "COW NOSE! / COW SNOT! / MONK EAT! / HERE CHINA SPOON."

{GOB_143_10}   // "BAD BAD / BAD GIRL / GIRL SPOON / GIRL EAT / COW SNOT!"

{GOB_143_11}   // "MONK NOSE / COW BUTT / COW FART / HA HA / REAL SOON!!"

{GOB_143_12}   // "GIRL WIN / SWEET GIRL / GONE BAD / FROM BOKE / SHE GOT."

 
{GOB_143_13}   [Sweet Cow is keeping silent / There's no point

{GOB_143_14}   in letting Boke get your nose out of joint.]

 


DAY {14/14}


 


GOSPEL OF BOKE {133 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_133_01}   "WHAT MEAN ' THE WORLD ' ?" says China-girl who's phoned

{GOB_133_02}   in Mandarin-to-Monkey-bot thumb code.

{GOB_133_03}   The Monkey-bot's complexity web groaned

{GOB_133_04}   (which sometimes sounds like ' whirr ' ) / searched for a node ...

 
{GOB_133_05}   ... of interchange of flows of ev'rything

{GOB_133_06}   about "the world" / transmitted this reply:

{GOB_133_07}   "THE WORLD" / the people-patterns / bound with STRING.

{GOB_133_08}   / STRING sometime good / sometime STRING alibi:

 
{GOB_133_09}   BRAIN-HEART / NOT USED / LOOK-SEE / WHERE STRING / IS TIED.

{GOB_133_10}   OLD STRING / SAME STRING / AGAIN / AGAIN / STRING-ROCK.

{GOB_133_11}   ROCK SCISSORS BREAK / NEW PATH CANNOT / UNTRIED.

{GOB_133_12}   THE WORLD / THE STRING / THE BRAIN / THE HEART / THE LOCK.

 
{GOB_133_13}   "CUT STRING!" says China-girl, "Why WORLD be dumb?"

{GOB_133_14}   (with six smooth strokes of her fast, graceful thumb).


GOSPEL OF BOKE {134 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_134_01}   THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE / RESORT

{GOB_134_02}   FOR JESUS AND DISCIPLES / NOT TONIGHT:

{GOB_134_03}   A BAND OF MEN COME from the Jewish court.

{GOB_134_04}   "WHOM SEEK YE?" JESUS SAYS to them on sight. //

 
{GOB_134_05}   "Jesus of Nazareth," THEY say. // "I'm He." //

{GOB_134_06}   THEY all fall down (said John) // Christ asks again:

{GOB_134_07}   "WHOM SEEK YE?" // "Jesus," they say fearfully.

{GOB_134_08}   "I said I'm He / Let's go / Ignore these men."

 
{GOB_134_09}   THEN HOT-HEAD PETER drew his sword and sliced

{GOB_134_10}   off high priest's servant Malaus' right ear.

{GOB_134_11}   BUT JESUS SAID: "Don't be an anti-christ.

{GOB_134_12}   Put that away / You know why I am here...

 
{GOB_134_13}   Should I not drink the cup God's given me?" //

{GOB_134_14}   The men bind Jesus while disciples flee.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {135 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_135_01}   WHILE PETER IS DENYING he knows Christ

{GOB_135_02}   to Damsel-at-the-door outside the court

{GOB_135_03}   of Caiaphas, high priest -- INSIDE, not-niced

{GOB_135_04}   is JESUS by the Jews who now resort ...

 
{GOB_135_05}   ... to standard poop-head principles to seek

{GOB_135_06}   the sentences they need to justify

{GOB_135_07}   a murder while appearing at the peak

{GOB_135_08}   of holiness / but merely wish to tie ...

 
{GOB_135_09}   ... the strings a little tighter where they are.

{GOB_135_10}   The STRINGS suspending their authority

{GOB_135_11}   within the matrix of the Jewish jar

{GOB_135_12}   now floating on a roaring Roman sea.

 
{GOB_135_13}   "MY WORDS are in the open / Ask each one

{GOB_135_14}   who drags me here, just what-the-hell I've done."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {136 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_136_01}   WHILE PETER IS DENYING Christ twice more...

{GOB_136_02}   They drag Christ off to Pilate who can grant

{GOB_136_03}   the Roman state's approval (por favor)

{GOB_136_04}   to execute this Jesus for his cant ...

 
{GOB_136_05}   ... / his words that clip the STRINGS which they hold dear.

{GOB_136_06}   His social/power-cracking poetry.

{GOB_136_07}   His bold expressions that these high Jews fear

{GOB_136_08}   will undermine "the world" which their eyes see.

 
{GOB_136_09}   As PILATE ENTERS he calls out to Him:

{GOB_136_10}   "Art Thou The King of Jews? / Yes, Jesus, You." //

{GOB_136_11}   "Do you say that yourself, or Tiny Tim

{GOB_136_12}   [or someone who won't rhyme]?" // "Am I a Jew?" ...

 
{GOB_136_13}   ... says Pilate. "Your own priests delivered Thee

{GOB_136_14}   unto this judgement station / Just tell me."


GOSPEL OF BOKE {137 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_137_01}   "WHAT HAST THOU DONE?" asks Pilate. // Christ replies:

{GOB_137_02}   "MY KINGDOM is not of this world / If so

{GOB_137_03}   my servants would have fought those Jewish guys." //

{GOB_137_04}   (And this is all that Pilate needs to know, ...

 
{GOB_137_05}   ... but since he's here, he'll let Christ speak some more

{GOB_137_06}   about how those "of Truth" all hear His word.)

{GOB_137_07}   "Ah what is truth?" smiles Pilate out the door:

{GOB_137_08}   "I FIND NO FAULT IN HIM." // "Don't be absurd,"

 
{GOB_137_09}   ... the Jews shout, "Pilate is not Caesar's friend

{GOB_137_10}   if he release this Jesus." // Pilate oh's:

{GOB_137_11}   the Jews had pulled his STRING / made Pilate bend

{GOB_137_12}   from reason to the reasons of Christ's foes.

 
{GOB_137_13}   But HONOR slowed his hand / he'd try to save

{GOB_137_14}   this innocent from undeserve-ed grave.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {138 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_138_01}   WE FREEZE TIME and we toussel PILATE'S hair

{GOB_138_02}   WHILE RIDING ON A CAM'RA 'round his HEAD

{GOB_138_03}   AS IT contests the question "What is fair?"

{GOB_138_04}   (NOT "truth" -- to him a stone that can't be bled ...

 
{GOB_138_05}   ... But -- "in the balance" -- how this case he'll judge.

{GOB_138_06}   A BULLSHIT CASE as far as he can see /

{GOB_138_07}   but there is bullshit that is hard to budge

{GOB_138_08}   with reason / Much less stress to just agree ...

 
{GOB_138_09}   ... to go along with bullshit-screaming nuts.

{GOB_138_10}   / (LIKE OUR SUPREME COURT when it turned to shit

{GOB_138_11}   / and stuck their heads up their collective butts

{GOB_138_12}   / and told DEMOCRACY it's time to quit.)

 
{GOB_138_13}   If Pilate would have been a Cicero,

{GOB_138_14}   he might have found a way to plunge the flow.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {139 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_139_01}   SWEET COW SETS OFF THE BOKE-ALARM AGAIN

{GOB_139_02}   "We're in the stretch where Christ is go'ng to die,

{GOB_139_03}   and STILL he works a few more ' bullshits ' in? //

{GOB_139_04}   "Cow, without BULLSHIT!, Boke can't prophesy...

 
{GOB_139_05}   ... That is a line of code I wrote for him.

{GOB_139_06}   (Unlike your purple spots from outer space.)

{GOB_139_07}   Before this world began, I ran a sim

{GOB_139_08}   of ev'rything -- including how we'd face ...

 
{GOB_139_09}   ... the end-game that the devil jokes about.

{GOB_139_10}   If Boke did not shout BULLSHIT!, all black holes

{GOB_139_11}   would coalesce into your Sweet-Cow snout --

{GOB_139_12}   digesting humankind and all its goals ...

 
{GOB_139_13}   ... THEN you'd inhale eternity and FART!" //

{GOB_139_14}   "HA HA," says Cow and toots ' How Great Thou Art. '


GOSPEL OF BOKE {140 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_140_01}   DEMOCRACY AND JESUS / WE UNFREEZE

{GOB_140_02}   poor Pilate as he swims against the tide:

{GOB_140_03}   "YE HAVE A CUSTOM ... should the people please

{GOB_140_04}   on passover, that I can set aside ...

 
{GOB_140_05}   ... the charges 'gainst a prisoner -- your choice...

{GOB_140_06}   Will ye release this man here (Jesus)?" // "NO!,

{GOB_140_07}   Not this man, no. / Barabas! Hear our voice." //

{GOB_140_08}   / Yes hear the BULLSHIT-EATERS / smell the roe ...

 
{GOB_140_09}   / ... of something fishy going on today.

{GOB_140_10}   / Like when the air in Florida is fouled

{GOB_140_11}   / by screaming BULLSHIT-EATERS who will say

{GOB_140_12}   / whatever / like they'd all been Collin-Pow'll'd.

 
{GOB_140_13}   (DEMOCRACY so proudly that we hail

{GOB_140_14}   is meaningless when bullshit pulls its tail.)


GOSPEL OF BOKE {141 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_141_01}   BECAUSE HUMILIATION IS REQUIRED

{GOB_141_02}   of people at the mercy of the law

{GOB_141_03}   A SCOURGING AND A CROWN OF THORNS TRANSPIRED /

{GOB_141_04}   Then Pilate said again: "I FIND NO FLAW ...

 
{GOB_141_05}   ... IN THIS MAN, JESUS." // STILL High Jews cried out:

{GOB_141_06}   "WE HAVE A LAW / By our law he should die /

{GOB_141_07}   He made himself the Son of God!" they shout. //

{GOB_141_08}   (THEY'D KILL HIM JUST FOR SPEECH / LET'S AMPLIFY:

 
{GOB_141_09}   Not instrumental speech to rabble-rouse

{GOB_141_10}   to violence -- but strange prophetic words

{GOB_141_11}   that Pilate understood that to espouse

{GOB_141_12}   was not a crime, no more than songs of birds.)

 
{GOB_141_13}   But shouting bullshit-eaters can't be swayed,

{GOB_141_14}   and so Christ's crucifixion he OK'd.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {142 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_142_01}   AS SPIKES ARE NAILED IN JESUS' HANDS AND FEET,

{GOB_142_02}   OUR GOSPEL CHOIR STANDS UP TO HAVE THEIR SAY ...

{GOB_142_03}   / We're Crazy 'Bout The Law / We're God's elite!

{GOB_142_04}   / Lock up the text and throw the key away!

 
{GOB_142_05}   / Not even God Himself can change the rules!

{GOB_142_06}   / Just look what happened when this moron tried!

{GOB_142_07}   / We hope this lesson teaches all the fools

{GOB_142_08}   / The Keepers of The Law can't be defied!

 
{GOB_142_09}   / The Sabbath's coming quick, so break his legs.

{GOB_142_10}   / The Law requires this murder to be done

{GOB_142_11}   / before we praise the lord / [THIS SONG NOW SEGUES]

{GOB_142_12}   / He's dead already? / Good, there goes the sun.

 
{GOB_142_13}   / We're Crazy FROM the Law / It will not change!

{GOB_142_14}   (Good Lord, that Jesus Christ was truly strange.)


GOSPEL OF BOKE {143 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_143_01}   "JEWS BAD!" says China Girl // "BOKE BAD!" says Monk:

{GOB_143_02}   "JEWS HUMAN / DO GOD'S WILL / MAKE UPGRADE WORK.

{GOB_143_03}   // "GOD STRANGE / ODD TALE / THE END? IT KINDA STUNK."

{GOB_143_04}   // "THE END?! / NOT DONE! / STAY TUNED / DON'T GO BERZERK!"

 
{GOB_143_05}   // "BAD MONKEY! / WHAT BERZERK? / MONK GO WORM HOLE! "

{GOB_143_06}   // "BAD BOKE / ALL HIDE / NO WORMHOLE MONK TO GO."

{GOB_143_07}   // "HA HA! / WHERE COW? / COW NOSE / MONK GO PATROL!"

{GOB_143_08}   // "HA HA! / BAD CHINA GIRL / COW NOSE / YOU BLOW!"

 
{GOB_143_09}   // "COW NOSE! / COW SNOT! / MONK EAT! / HERE CHINA SPOON."

{GOB_143_10}   // "BAD BAD / BAD GIRL / GIRL SPOON / GIRL EAT / COW SNOT!"

{GOB_143_11}   // "MONK NOSE / COW BUTT / COW FART / HA HA / REAL SOON!!"

{GOB_143_12}   // "GIRL WIN / SWEET GIRL / GONE BAD / FROM BOKE / SHE GOT."

 
{GOB_143_13}   [Sweet Cow is keeping silent / There's no point

{GOB_143_14}   in letting Boke get your nose out of joint.]

 


DAY {14/14}


 


GOSPEL OF BOKE {144 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_144_01}   " ' FOR THOSE WHO BOUGHT THE UPGRADE, SABBATHS END,

{GOB_144_02}   AND SUNDAY'S NOW THE DAY TO GO TO CHURCH '

{GOB_144_03}   (subtitle reads -- which surely will offend

{GOB_144_04}   a lot of folks I don't mean to besmirch), " ...

 
{GOB_144_05}   ... WRITES BOKE. as he sits down for one more night.

{GOB_144_06}   THE CRUCIFIXION SCENE somehow got lost.

{GOB_144_07}   SURE, "ev'rybody knows" that dreadful sight --

{GOB_144_08}   THOUGH surely not precisely what it cost ...

 
{GOB_144_09}   ... in pain-per-moment Jesus Christ endured.

{GOB_144_10}   (IMAGINE even if you knew you'd rise,

{GOB_144_11}   the hours-long agony is not obscured.)

{GOB_144_12}   BUT that's well-told before / No need reprise, ...

 
{GOB_144_13}   ... EXCEPT one detail: Jesus gave his mom's

{GOB_144_14}   safekeeping to St John (from whom Boke gloms).


GOSPEL OF BOKE {145 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_145_01}   ON SUNDAY MORNING, MARY MAGDALENE

{GOB_145_02}   comes early (while still dark) to Jesus' tomb.

{GOB_145_03}   The sealing-stone's been moved! // SEE MARY RUN

{GOB_145_04}   to Peter and to John with shouts of gloom: ...

 
{GOB_145_05}   "SOMEBODY STOLE THE LORD! Where can he be?!?"

{GOB_145_06}   SO JOHN AND PETER RAN ... John got there first --

{GOB_145_07}   stooped down / looked in / death linen's all you see.

{GOB_145_08}   Then Peter comes / steps in // THEN John, unversed ...

 
{GOB_145_09}   ... in resurrection scripture, ... ' SEES ' AND KNOWS!

{GOB_145_10}   Yes, he believes his Christ is now alive.

{GOB_145_11}   THEN John and Peter leave (John's story goes:

{GOB_145_12}   all details of all versions never jive.)

 
{GOB_145_13}   BOKE NOTE: UNTIL John saw the empty grave,

{GOB_145_14}   he hadn't really caught the Jesus wave.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {146 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_146_01}   CHRIST'S EMPTY TOMB / SCENE 2 / WHERE MARY M.

{GOB_146_02}   IS CRYING OUTSIDE, when she stoops to look

{GOB_146_03}   inside to see TWO ANGELS bracket Him

{GOB_146_04}   (IF HE'D STILL BEEN THERE) / as if they were book- ...

 
{GOB_146_05}   ... ends / and if Christ had been a shelf of tomes.

{GOB_146_06}   One at the head / one at the feet / of where

{GOB_146_07}   Christ had lain dead / but now, beyond there roams.

{GOB_146_08}   // "WHY WEEPEST THOU, dear Mary. Why despair?" //

 
{GOB_146_09}   "They've taken him / I don't know where / that's why."

{GOB_146_10}   And then she looks behind her /sees A FACE

{GOB_146_11}   she does not recognize -- but it's the guy

{GOB_146_12}   she's looking for / Who'll now THE STRING unlace ...

 
{GOB_146_13}   ... of her mis-expectation that he's dead.

{GOB_146_14}   "Oh Master," (or Rabonni's) what she said.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {147 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_147_01}   TO RECTIFY SOME INSULTS, WE NOW CAST

{GOB_147_02}   MS HILTON in the Mary Magd'lene role.

{GOB_147_03}   (Her rad'ant face / Not what was mentioned last.)

{GOB_147_04}   SEE PARIS/MAGD'LENE'S EYES shine bright with soul!

 
{GOB_147_05}   "DON'T TOUCH ME NOW," SAYS JESUS, "but go find

{GOB_147_06}   the others / say I'll soon ascend to be

{GOB_147_07}   with God My Father -- your God/Pa combined." //

{GOB_147_08}   SHE GOES AND TELLS / Prepares a jubilee. {...}

 
{GOB_147_09}   BEHIND CLOSED DOORS THAT EVENING, JESUS CAME

{GOB_147_10}   and stood amidst the ones He'd chosen WHEN

{GOB_147_11}   THIS STORY WAS BEGUN / Before His fame

{GOB_147_12}   for miracles / AND NOW (BEFORE AMEN) ...

 
{GOB_147_13}   .. SAYS: "Peace be unto you." Revealed each wound /

{GOB_147_14}   and by this evidence, their faith was tuned.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {148 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_148_01}   CHRIST: "Peace be unto you / As God has sent

{GOB_148_02}   me, now I send you out to spread the word /

{GOB_148_03}   To gather ' those of truth ' into God's tent."

{GOB_148_04}   AND THEN HE BREATHED ON THEM / as when the bird / ...

 
{GOB_148_05}   ... God's dove / God's Holy Spirit came to rest

{GOB_148_06}   upon Him / now upon them / they were filled.

{GOB_148_07}   (THEN Jesus said a sentence you must test

{GOB_148_08}   with your own understanding. Boke's brain's killed.) {...}

 
{GOB_148_09}   LATE-COMER DOUBTING THOMAS missed the show:

{GOB_148_10}   "Christ here?! / You're kidding / He would have to stick

{GOB_148_11}   my fingers in his wounds before I'd know."

{GOB_148_12}   (His disbelieving butt they'd like to kick.) {...}

 
{GOB_148_13}   CLICK. EIGHT DAYS LATER Jesus drops back by /

{GOB_148_14}   Let's Thomas feel. (Have more faith than this guy!) {>>>}


GOSPEL OF BOKE {149 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_149_01}   "REACH HERE THY FINGER, Thomas / See my hands /

{GOB_149_02}   Now thrust your hand into my spear-pierced side /

{GOB_149_03}   and be not faithless / Your belief demands

{GOB_149_04}   way too much proof / Cut loose the STRINGS that hide ...

 
{GOB_149_05}   ... the possibilities My strangeness gives

{GOB_149_06}   to your span in this world / if you'll just free

{GOB_149_07}   yourself from all false comfort bullshit gives /

{GOB_149_08}   BLESSED are the ones with faith BEFORE they see." //

 
{GOB_149_09}   THE CHOIR COMES MARCHING IN (Yes, one more time!)

{GOB_149_10}   / "We Don't See Mountains Moving / Faith is hard.

{GOB_149_11}   / We Don't See Mountains Moving / (Just this rhyme.)

{GOB_149_12}   / We Don't See Mountains Moving / in your yard.

 
{GOB_149_13}   / We Don't See Mountains Moving / Why is that?

{GOB_149_14}   / It's time to let your skinny faith get fat!


GOSPEL OF BOKE {150 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_150_01}   BEFORE THE EPILOGUE / A GOSPEL PAUSE

{GOB_150_02}   FOR THIS COMMERCIAL: / "UPGRADE SOFTWARE NOW!

{GOB_150_03}   Be sure to send a note to Santa Claus.

{GOB_150_04}   (If you're too old for Santa, ask Sweet Cow!)

 
{GOB_150_05}   Install God's ' Jesus ' version, and you'll see

{GOB_150_06}   the poop-head patterns of the world drop out

{GOB_150_07}   of your equations for complexity.

{GOB_150_08}   Your faith will elevate, and damp your doubt.

 
{GOB_150_09}   For those who run ' Pre-Jesus ' code, A DEAL:

{GOB_150_10}   Use it for 30 days ... and then just TRY

{GOB_150_11}   to extricate the new code!" [Can you feel

{GOB_150_12}   Sweet Cow about to swat Boke 'till he'll cry?] //

 
{GOB_150_13}   NO FURTHER AD INTRUSIONS WILL WE MAKE

{GOB_150_14}   (But not to upgrade software's a mistake!)


GOSPEL OF BOKE {151 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_151_01}   THE EPILOGUE BEGINS / ONBOARD A BOAT /

{GOB_151_02}   THE SEA OF GALILEE / APOSTLES FISH:

{GOB_151_03}   No fish all night / a waste to be afloat.

{GOB_151_04}   THE MORNING COMES / A VOICE that they might wish ...

 
{GOB_151_05}   ... calls out: "My children, have ye any food?" //

{GOB_151_06}   They answer, "No." / And no, don't recognize

{GOB_151_07}   that it is Jesus (who's not in the nude

{GOB_151_08}   like Peter) // "Shift your nets for a surprise."

 
{GOB_151_09}   A silly thing to do / to move your net

{GOB_151_10}   from left side of the fish boat to the right.

{GOB_151_11}   But so they did -- from zero, now they get

{GOB_151_12}   more fish than they can draw in. // John's eyesight ...

 
{GOB_151_13}   ... now clear: "It is the Lord." // So Peter dressed,

{GOB_151_14}   then dived to race the boat in to be blessed.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {152 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_152_01}   THE SWAT-BOKE CAFE WINDOW SAYS: "WE'RE CLOSED

{GOB_152_02}   'till Next Year / Happy Holidays to You!" //

{GOB_152_03}   THE BOOTH where all Boke's sonnets are composed

{GOB_152_04}   is being renovated / red to blue.

 
{GOB_152_05}   SWEET COW'S returned to Mars for one long week

{GOB_152_06}   on Martian time -- and have her tail massaged /

{GOB_152_07}   unkink the knots from "Bad Boke" gospel cheek /

{GOB_152_08}   And from her nose, all girls and monks dislodged.

 
{GOB_152_09}   A CHESS SET waits with pieces still in place,

{GOB_152_10}   should God and Satan wander in again.

{GOB_152_11}   The knight that Satan took -- that had Boke's face --

{GOB_152_12}   is somehow repositioned. God will win ...

 
{GOB_152_13}   ... in two moves if (He?) moves Boke's chess piece well.

{GOB_152_14}   If not, of course, the world will go to hell.


GOSPEL OF BOKE {153 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_153_01}   ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THREE FISH was the catch

{GOB_153_02}   (says John, who helped pull in the fish that day)

{GOB_153_03}   when Jesus told them just to unattach

{GOB_153_04}   themselves from reason / move the net / just play ...

 
{GOB_153_05}   ... along with what He said / and, hey, JUST SEE.

{GOB_153_06}   And so it was that Christ prepared a meal

{GOB_153_07}   for them (out of that hundred fifty three).

{GOB_153_08}   Not one asked "Who are you?" or "What's the deal?

 
{GOB_153_09}   The fish spoke for itself -- relax and row

{GOB_153_10}   along with Jesus' flow / enjoy the fruits

{GOB_153_11}   of faith and inspiration / Tallyho!

{GOB_153_12}   (A word completely wrong -- but somehow suits ...

 
{GOB_153_13}   ... this almost-at-the-end, fish-eating spot. {?!?}

{GOB_153_14}   More tasteful than kids snuffling Christmas snot!)


GOSPEL OF BOKE {154 of 154} -- by BOKE (duh!)

{GOB_154_01}   THEN GOD LOOKED DOWN ON BOKE, and smiled, and said:

{GOB_154_02}   "NICE TOUCH -- that's not at all what most expect

{GOB_154_03}   from gospelwrights. / But seeing where they led,

{GOB_154_04}   I think your sonnets pleasantly connect ...

 
{GOB_154_05}   ... new threads of strangeness I rewove into

{GOB_154_06}   the human fabric when I proudly plugged

{GOB_154_07}   the Jesus pattern in, verse buckaroo --

{GOB_154_08}   I told to ride this plain, and who just shrugged ...

 
{GOB_154_09}   ... and did it in two weeks as was required

{GOB_154_10}   by nothing but the arbitrary choice

{GOB_154_11}   of maybe God, or Cow, by John inspired,

{GOB_154_12}   or maybe just the yearnings of your voice." //

 
{GOB_154_13}   THEN GOD LOOKED DOWN on how Boke's-God had wrapped

{GOB_154_14}   this gospel up... AND YOU KNOW who got bapped! {smile}

 


THE END (gospel of boke)


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