Okay, the task, as designated by Poetikat (and I quote)
"The 6-storey statue located on the I-75 near Monroe, Ohio (not far from Cincinnati), rather ironically, was erected by the Solid Rock Church. It was meant to be known as King of Kings, but quickly gained the nickname, “Touchdown Jesus” and others such as “Big Butter Jesus”, “8-Ball Jesus”, “Drowning Jesus” and “Quicksand Jesus”.
Yesterday, a bolt of lightning just took it out! Act of God? Freak of Nature? What’s your take?
It is impossible for me to ignore such an at-once religiously symbolic and yet ironic occurrence. For this week’s Poetry Bus, I invite you all to take any or all of these images and write whatever comes to you. It should be very interesting to see what we have to say.
This is my interpretation. Go to Kat's Place for links to better ones.
The new Chairman
There has been a boardroom coup.
What, oh what are we to do?
The contracts that we had are null and void.
Repercussions have begun –
The statue of the chairman’s son
Has, in ways mysterious, been destroyed.
Yes, the Chairman has retired,
Says he’s drained and uninspired
And, at his age, he isn’t really able.
After dishing out the cheques,
He and other chief execs
Had one last supper round the boardroom table.
There’s a new man taken charge,
Seems he’s quite the Mr. Large.
He’s unconcerned ‘bout playing fields being level.
Where the old guy was quite toothless,
This chap’s arrogant and ruthless,
Apparently he’s something of a devil.
He has laid it on the line,
There’s new contracts we must sign
And no, he will not listen to submissions.
The upshot of it is
All our asses will be his
If we want to retain our old positions.