Artwork © Eric N. Peterson

Donald Trump Jesus, Chapter Five

Donald Trump Jesus
wants his face
on Caesar’s money.

Donald Trump Jesus
saves time healing
by handing out pens.

Donald Trump Jesus
tells the sick they
must liberate themselves.

Donald Trump Jesus
wants everyone’s crowns
red with forty-five thorns.

Ask him if he’s King of Jews,
Donald Trump Jesus
will say, Ask China.

Donald Trump Jesus
will take any credit
that isn’t nailed to him.

His legacy’s library
will be gospel according
to Donald, John, Trump, and Jesus.

Donald Trump Jesus
wants no prayer in his name
to be kept secret.

Donald Trump Jesus
wants your intimate,
unmuffled praise.

Donald Trump Jesus
told Herman Cain
Drink me in

and live forever
through your family
using your Twitter.

Donald Trump Jesus
wakes Lazarus from his tomb
to go out and vote.

Donald Trump Jesus
says he doesn’t need food
to feed his thousands.

Ascension equals person,
woman, man, camera, TV,
Donald Trump, Jesus.

Donald Trump Jesus
ascends after each rally,
followers left behind.

Chad Parenteau is Associate Editor of Oddball Magazine. His first “Donald Trump Jesus” poem was published in 2016. He has published one per year to mark Trump’s election. He hopes this will stop sooner rather than later.

Eric N. Peterson is from Atlanta, Ga. He’s been drawing cartoons all his life. He leans towards the absurd, imaginative, and the surreal, as that’s where all the flavor is.