A kind of Easter poem

The following poem was written in response to a friend's far more clever poem. (See Holy Hangover comments.) In the likely event that my poem fails, an upcoming article will hopefully give it some crutches. 

Osiris, Isis, Horus
shrouded in sacred awe
and swollen footed Oedipus
bearing our hidden flaw

You god's of death and life
phantasmic transformation
upon the canvass of strife
once goats, now exaltation

Yet flung among antiquity
is Jesus' low-brow myth
while crude and poor symbolically
are victims revealed herewith

O Adonis, child eternal
shield us from place and time
since before myth was ritual
but first came our crime

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