“When Jesus had come down from the mountain”,
All hell broke loose for all those around him:
First he chose to make a leper clean and it was done.
At Capernaum, he was asked to say the word, just one –
And presto! A servant healed, all because of a man’s belief!
But the faithless are condemned to the gnashing of teeth.
Then at Peter’s house he healed all manner of riff-raff,
Saying, foxes have holes, birds nests; but I got no gaff.
And there’s no time to rest if I did, ‘cos we’re not yet dead
Talking of the dead, they can bury themselves, he said.
After, on the boat, he stopped the gales and the raining:
Blimey, “Who’s this that even the winds and seas obey him?”
Some demoniacs said that he was ahead of his time,
So he pushed them off a cliff with a herd of swine.
On hearing this, the locals came out, on the double:
Crying, stay away, please! We don’t want no trouble.
Now, did all this really happen? It’s a bit far-fetched.
But how good is the truth, if it can’t be stretched?