Losing My Religion

Losing My Religion

There is no copyright on God
It’s a free for all game
All taking a different route
But the ending is the same

Babies drinking scripture
In their mother’s milk
Buddhists shaving their head
In robes of orange silk

Distorted thinking
Insisting God is a warmonger
Murdering innocents
For a life to be lived longer

Women as second class citizens
Covered head to toe
Honor killings and sexual mutilation
With nowhere to go

Men insisting women
Be exemplary in dress
Wigs must be worn
Why? is anyone’s guess

Cajoled into thinking
This way is better
Hatred for the others
In a poison pen letter

Fear-based religion
With a death toll of shame
A Deteriorating social structure
Continuing to Inflame

Search within for guidance
Don’t be persuaded by others
Your sprit will guide you
It will not be smothered

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Cajole

Copyright

Exemplary

Guess

Deteriorate

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  10 comments for “Losing My Religion

  1. September 19, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    As someone who lost his religion a long time ago, all I can say is “well said.”

    • Christine Bolton
      September 19, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      I knew it would resonate with you 🙂 thanks!

  2. September 19, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    I haven’t lost my religion as such, i just never had one. I have my own beliefs and they do not conform to any prescribed doctrine. Your poem put things so well about the hypocrisy and corruption of all the world religions. Brilliantly said. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      September 19, 2018 at 5:41 pm

      Thanks Kristian. I’m with you! I try not to offend anyone with what I write …. they are just observations and I choose not to be part of what I see. I do however respect those who do follow their choices. If their religion brings them comfort, then that’s all that matters. Peace ❤️

  3. paeansunplugged
    September 19, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Well penned Christine. I do agree with what you have written.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 19, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you Punam! I was hoping I wouldn’t offend anyone. It’s just my take on the subject 😐

      • September 19, 2018 at 10:20 pm

        I don’t think anyone should get offended at an honest commentary of our times.
        You are welcome . ☺️

      • Christine Bolton
        September 19, 2018 at 10:46 pm

        🙂❤️

  4. September 20, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Brilliantly written and well said.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      🙂 thank you!

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