Treasure Island

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

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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.

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  • 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

  • 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

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