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Golgotha, A Garbage Hill

Historians and
Archaeologists
tell us that the
little section of
land called Golgotha,
where Jesus was
crucified, was
actually a landfill.

Have you ever seen
a landfill up close?


Flies buzzing around.
A bad smell in the air.
Everywhere you
look is pile after
pile of rotting,
stinking trash.
And Golgotha
was the worst
sort of primitive,
barbaric landfill
possible.

When the Romans
were crucifying
criminals, often
there would be nobody
around afterward
to claim the bodies.

So the soldiers
would peel the
bodies off the
beams and toss
the corpses into
the garbage heap.

Then the wild
dogs and other
feral animals
on the outskirts
of the city
would eat
the flesh off
the bones.
That is the
place where
Jesus was crucified.
(Graphic: Chris Thedford
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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: cross,death,hill,bones,dogs,crime,hate
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