Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.
Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
-- Khalil Gibran
Once that we devotedly believe in a god
we tend to ascribe everything to his will
and we might even see it as a little odd
but why spoil so popular people's thrill.
Believing can be balsam to our heart
healing our pains and giving us hope
it doesn't have to make us very smart
but feels helpful at the end of our rope.
We create a god that created us
no one says it has to make sense
belief is shunning every brain's fuss
it works best with a dose of pretense.
Make believe world is in human domain
and no one should rain on that parade
belief is not meant to be toy of brain
it's understood from the first grade.
They say dreams die first before we die
people use anything for stress release
to some it's a kind of a pie in the sky
others have gods for their peace.
I create my joy with my own sheer will
so I don't need any religious crutches
religion doesn't provide my magic pill
but I respect others' escape hatches.
© 2022 Val Karas