The Cry of a Dove

1 Corinthians 13:13

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.

But the greatest of these is love.


Religion should be full of love,

Never inclusive of pain and hate,

Should be forgiving and tolerant,

Not allowing believers to discriminate.


Catholic, Mormon, and Christian,

No room for gays or women there,

Atheist, Agnostic, or Polytheistic,

Hell will be your burden to bear,

Islamic, Buddhist, Taoism too,

Terrorists seem to be everywhere,

Don’t forget Wicca and Scientology,

Secret societies that easily scare!


But none of those words are true,

All assumptions---quietly accepted lies,

A reason to divide and not truly accept,

Different dreams of the heavenly skies.


Do not take this as an incentive,

To never seek a common belief,

Spirituality and faith are critical,

For closure of a deep and dark grief,

Or for confidence in the daily struggle,

This power can provide blissful relief.


The way one practices and preaches,

Is the key to unlocking true compassion,

Try seeing eye to eye, hand in hand,

Turn religion into a beautiful fashion.

This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world
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