A Spiritual Preference - A Poem on Personal Beliefs

Updated on November 26, 2019

This poem is a completely personal sense of choice and beliefs. It has no intention to hurt any religious sentiment. I have no qualms against the devout. I simply share different ideologies and this is an expression of just that.

I hope that some readers may be able to relate to what I have tried to express.

I am not religious

My God and Devil are within

Standing tall both of them

To calculate from their mean.

I saw a show once

Where an angel and demon were friends

They fought to keep the world straight

And avoid an apocalypse

That seemed to be the trend.

I do not join hands to pray

But I believe in what’s right

To cry and laugh at the same time

When Heaven and Hell act on their might.

Rather uncanny they find me

Cause I don’t bow my head

Idols and fancy don’t touch me

The way it does to steer life ahead.

When the mountain breeze brushes by

And the shining falls gush through

The colours of nature beckon me

To create a divine destiny.

Challenges and dilemma

They come and go like waves

For analysis and selection

I muddle my head and rave.

But my decision alone it is

To do the Good and Bad

Not a deity nor a prayer

But a will in halo clad.

So for conclusion I’d like to say

It’s all that is in a seed

A trickle effect of right or wrong

That dictates the life I lead.

© 2019 Tiyasha Maitra


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    • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

      Tiyasha Maitra 

      8 months ago from Gurgaon

      Thanks Luis. Glad you liked it

    • Luis G Asuncion profile image

      Luis G Asuncion 

      8 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      Cool. I like reading a type of comparative poetry. Thanks for sharing.

    • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

      Tiyasha Maitra 

      8 months ago from Gurgaon

      You are right. The concept and principles are akin to some of the Buddhist beliefs.

      Thanks for reading Lora. I am glad we share similar ideologies.

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      Lora Hollings 

      8 months ago

      A wonderful poem that reminds me a lot of many of the precepts of the Buddhist perspective or even shintoism, the belief that the Creator lives in all creation. I do believe that we can create a heaven or hell right here on earth. It is up to mankind to make a choice to either try to implement justice and peace or we will contribute instead to our destruction! Great work.

    • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

      Tiyasha Maitra 

      8 months ago from Gurgaon

      Thanks Manatita. I am glad you like a versatile forum. So do I.

      Thanks so much for commenting. These encouraging remarks drive me to try and do better with every piece.

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      8 months ago from london

      Cool. Well done. Great expression. I like to see many flavours in the pot. Excellent piece!

    • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

      Tiyasha Maitra 

      8 months ago from Gurgaon

      Thanks for commenting Lorna. I agree, every choice must be voluntary and even if we don't agree we must respect each others' choices.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Life is all about choices and we should be free to choose whatever we want and whoever we want to be. I enjoyed this poem Tiyasha so expressive,beautifully written and enlightening.

    • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

      Tiyasha Maitra 

      8 months ago from Gurgaon

      Oh John, you got my message completely. It's amazing how much peace can be obtained with simpler ideologies and principles. And mine are something like that.

      Your comment made my day, thanks.

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      John Hansen 

      8 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Tiyasha, I think you express very well where you stand with this poem. There are good and evil in all of us and in the world. It is up to each of us to make the right choices as we see fit. Not for others to tell us what we should and should not believe and tell us how to live. Common sense, compassion and the desire to do what is right.


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