Treasure Island

Babatunde Aremu


Are There Believers?


We professed divine mandate
We speak for the Most High
God's mind is our minds
We are adept in memorising verses
Recitation of holy sciptures is our pride
We qoute verses upon verses
Our appearance is sanctimonious
We are authorities in piety
Our views are Godly
Our tongues eloquently preaches virtue
We are truly the angels of God
That seats with the cherubims
Eating spiritual foods with seraphims.

Behold! What we are outside
Is different from our inside.
What our lips professed
Varies with what are confessed.
We say peace where none exists.
We annihilate each others
In the name of our faiths.
We are intolerant of each other.
Greed, selfishness and avariciousness
Are our three square meals.
We kill in the name of God
As if God is unable to fight.
We seat on the judgemental throne
Adjucating on God's behalf.
We are just fake believers
Maquerading as true believers.
Where are then are true believers?

Submitted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Edited: Thursday, September 20, 2012

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In memory of all victims of religious imbroglio worldwide

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  • Gary James Smith (2/25/2013 9:18:00 AM)

    True believers are still functional as Salt and Light in this world of darkness....................If we walk in the Spirit, we shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.................Praise God for our Victory not only here but as the final chapter of earth closes.....................WE Won! Praise God for Jesus Christ...the Resurrection and the Life...........Hallelujah, , , What a Saviour........................God is still on His Throne and Righteous Shall! ! ! ! ! ! rule and reign when Jesus takes His Kingly place and the government shall be upon His Shoulders..........Now that is a wonderful thought! Have a great day........................GAry (Report) Reply

  • Onyeme John (12/21/2012 12:03:00 PM)

    What a truthful disclosure. Preaching heavily, yet our hearts are in dearth of what we preach, God help us. Thanks Poet. (Report) Reply

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