Creating My Own Heaven: A Poem
Since there is only one heaven, do you ever wonder
if teachers of all religions are close to all others?
It's one of those things that I often ponder
while even seeing them interacting like loving brothers.
Why not? They all teach about same love and peace
and they are nothing like all earthly preachers
promoting their religious identity with hate and caprice
while often calling one another godless creatures.
If god is one, why fuss over his many names,
and who cares about stories surrounding his landing
it's like putting the same picture in different frames
and hanging them on different walls of understanding.
Once mixed with human saliva all deities lose their true glory
for words sound so different in mouth and in heart
being either advertisements or a divine story
one to make us enlightened, the other to make us sound smart.
That's why I have no use for religious indoctrination
keeping an open mind about mysteries of being
thriving on my own spiritual liberation
and creating my own heaven with no sterile believing.