Religion Road

Religion Road

We are all heading to the same destination
just choosing a different way to get there
The highways and byways of religion
are jammed with the faithful
Frequent stops proselytizing
to the polite yet incurious
All with dogma to sell
But at what price?
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Lisa from Tao Talk is hosting
Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets
tonight and has prompted us with the word "Way"

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly
44 words, excluding the title 

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  36 comments for “Religion Road

  1. January 26, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    *insert clapping hands* Well done, thought provoking piece. So many different Ways. Just because my path is different doesn’t mean I’m lost. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      January 26, 2021 at 6:32 pm

      Exactly! We just have to respect the paths that people take and they should respect mine and yours 🥰🙂💕

      • January 29, 2021 at 7:07 pm

        There was a line in the movie “Conan the Barbarian” that struck home with me when Conan asks Subotai “What Gods do you pray to?” just sitting around the fire, casual conversation, ahhh if only the world could be more like the movies. 😉

      • Christine Bolton
        January 29, 2021 at 10:17 pm

        You know I don’t even ask people what religion they practice because, sure enough, they will tell me anyway! Have you ever noticed that? 😦

      • January 30, 2021 at 5:16 pm

        Oh My yes! I usually listen politely, thank them for their thoughts, escape relatively unscathed. Then I run home and grab my smudging stick 😉

      • Christine Bolton
        January 30, 2021 at 6:29 pm

        That’s funny! I really don’t like anyone proselytizing either. Everyone knows the way, just let us get their in peace, thank you! 🙂 Hope you have a nice evening.

  2. January 26, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    I’ve always loved shape poems. Interesting the shape here takes the readers downward….one would think the blessed, the humble religious souls would help to take people upward. 🙂 Perhaps that’s why the last line is what it is.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 26, 2021 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks Lillian ☺️ The shape was accidental. I noticed it when I centered the text and then just let it be. It did kind of go with text – downward! 🤣 LOL

  3. January 26, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Christine, as John sang out – “pretend there is no heaven, and no religion too”… I heard that to mean live a good life while we are here, present in the moment, and quit looking beyond and choosing “groups” by which to segregaKte ourselves from each other. We have no idea what is ahead, if anything — but we certainly know we are here mow, AND that this world and needs love, as do we all — so just let yourself love and be loved – JMHO

    • Christine Bolton
      January 26, 2021 at 7:25 pm

      Exactly Rob. Those roads are way too busy for me! Peace and love my friend ✌️❤️☮️

  4. Beverly Crawford
    January 26, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    So many ways to reach our destination, and once there some will be amazed at who else is there!!!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 26, 2021 at 7:20 pm

      Ha! Good observation Bev 🤣

  5. January 26, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Wow Christine!!! This is so Awesome!! Very wise and insightful. Sad so many think there is only One Way!! Seems religion is the biggest cause of division and a lack of unity and peace in the world. Seems weird that religion would be the cause of something other than Peace and Love?? Bellissimo, Dear!
    xoxox 😘💕💖🌹

    • Christine Bolton
      January 26, 2021 at 9:32 am

      Thank you so much Chuck. You’re right. There are many roads to choose from and no one has the right to dictate which one. ☺️💕

  6. January 26, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Interesting view

    • Christine Bolton
      January 26, 2021 at 8:46 am

      Thanks Jude. ☺️

      • January 27, 2021 at 2:13 am

        My pleasure

  7. January 26, 2021 at 3:14 am

    Christine. this is the truth. The prices I’ve found are too high for me.


    • Christine Bolton
      January 29, 2021 at 10:04 pm

      David, I just found several of your comments in my Spam box 😦 I apologize for the delay in responding. Thanks for your remarks. Yes, indeed, way too high!

  8. January 26, 2021 at 1:58 am

    Very True! I also liked the shape goes well with the theme of the poem 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      January 26, 2021 at 8:46 am

      Ah you noticed Jay! Thanks so much ☺️

  9. January 25, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    We’re all heading to the same destination you’re right but so many ways to get there. Good one, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 26, 2021 at 8:45 am

      Thanks Lisa. I respect all the “highways and byways”, just don’t always understand some of them. ☺️

      • January 26, 2021 at 1:55 pm

        You’re welcome and “understand-don’t understand”…

      • Christine Bolton
        January 26, 2021 at 7:19 pm


  10. January 25, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Beautifully worded message

    • Christine Bolton
      January 26, 2021 at 8:44 am

      Thanks Sadje. I appreciate it ☺️

      • January 26, 2021 at 8:54 am

        You’re welcome

  11. January 25, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    I love your poem! Seems everyone has their wears to sell for a price! If Grace is free why should it cost so much to buy in!!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 26, 2021 at 8:43 am

      Thank Dwight ☺️

      • January 26, 2021 at 11:52 am


  12. January 25, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    A thought provoking piece. Well written.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 25, 2021 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks Maria ☺️

  13. January 25, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Jammed highways, unfriendly and sometimes dangerous byways ….. nice write!!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 25, 2021 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks Helen! ☺️

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