Maylee Bossy

(17/02/95)

A Brief Introduction to My Views on Religion


There's truth laced in the preachings
of every religious man
A thread of fact sewn into prayer flags
A shred of light in the Qur'an

And the truth is, God is everywhere
Whatever God may be
He's in the melting in the North
And in the bombings overseas

He's also everything
God is time and God is space
God is fate and God is conscience
He is joy and luminescence

He is Jesus, He is Brahman
He's in that dog left on the street
He's in that gay man and those women
And that beggar at your feet

For all things are touched by the divine
If you can open your eyes to see it
And we are all made to be somebody
But only you can be it

So why then, is there so much hate?
Why the rape and abductions
Why the wars and destruction
When our existence is based on a connection?

If everyone could look into their neighbours' eyes
and see the divinity
There would never be another unanswered prayer
Or at least, that's my philosophy

Submitted: Sunday, August 25, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 02, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I've always found it difficult to put my beliefs into words, until I read Life of Pi and saw that other people must think similarly. The description of Pi's home specifically inspired me to write this poem.

Comments about this poem (A Brief Introduction to My Views on Religion by Maylee Bossy )

Enter the verification code :

  • Silver Star - 9,440 Points Akhtar Jawad (4/2/2014 11:00:00 AM)

    I don't know if you have read Hindi poet, Kabir Das. He says MALA PHERAT JUG BHAYA PANDIT HUA NA KOEY- -DHAI AKSHAR PREM KA PADHE SO PANDIT HOEY. Basic ethics of all the religions is the same. I honor your views and appreciate your poem, what ever your religion or belief may be. My thinking is very much like that of you. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,440 Points Chris Smethurst (3/23/2014 8:54:00 AM)

    God or true true love lives in the chaos and all of us too. Life is not meant to be easy or a soft option nor would it make sense and bring out our best. Everything is as it's meant to be. Without chaos there would be no Shakespeare, Yeats or Bossy. Even Hitler and 2 nuclear bombs hold a place and time in our endless learning. So enjoy and really live every moment of this life as the true loving gift we have all created and share. (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Our Creator, Margaret Moran
  2. Pocket Knife, Cheyenne Rhon
  3. By Making My Soul Glow, Rohit Sapra
  4. Metre and melody, gajanan mishra
  5. The Rest, Frank Avon
  6. The kingdom, gajanan mishra
  7. The Headland Wreck, David Lewis Paget
  8. THE MIND OF POET, Kashif khan
  9. Spiritually Bound, Michael McParland
  10. Sky is red, Aftab Alam

Poem of the Day

poet Edgar Allan Poe

"Seldom we find," says Solomon Don Dunce,
"Half an idea in the profoundest sonnet.
Through all the flimsy things we see at once
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

poet Carey York

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]