Goodbye Christ

Listen, Christ,

You did alright in your day, I reckon —

But that day's gone now.

They ghosted you up a swell story, too,

Called it Bible —

But it's dead now,

The popes and the preachers've

Made too much money from it.

They've sold you to too many

Kings, generals, robbers, and killers —

Even to the Tzar and the Cossacks,

Even to Rockefeller's Church,

Even to THE SATURDAY EVENING POST.

You ain't no good no more.

They've pawned you

Till you've done wore out.

Goodbye,

Christ Jesus Lord God Jehova,

Beat it on away from here now.

Make way for a new guy with no religion at all —

A real guy named

Marx Communist Lenin Peasant Stalin Worker ME —

I said, ME!

Go ahead on now,

You're getting in the way of things, Lord.

And please take Saint Ghandi with you when you go,

And Saint Pope Pius,

And Saint Aimee McPherson,

And big black Saint Becton

Of the Consecrated Dime.

And step on the gas, Christ!

Move!

Don't be so slow about movin'!

The world is mine from now on —

And nobody's gonna sell ME

To a king, or a general,

Or a millionaire.

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