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Religious Hypocrisy: A Rhyme With Message

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


Religious dogma creates a perfect fertilizer for the weeds of hypocrisy.

-- Steve Maraboli

Love is every religion's most prominent word

but what do we see after millennia of its use

global hate making religions a sheer absurd

no deities to change us since Ares and Zeus.

On Sundays we go to the regular mass

Mondays we go on to hate with passion

to demonize, to curse, mock, and harass

in every available and imaginable fashion.

Reminds of "The Godfather", movie telling all

with mobsters appearing religious and true

but killing as if an answer to a divine call

with religious leaders giving same clue.

With a cross in one hand and a sword in other

we practice our faith which history can prove

lying by calling every human being a brother

unable to jump out of that hypocrisy groove.

It's like we just reserve a moment for prayer

imagining it will wash our soul of every sin

giving Jesus on crucifix a prolonged stare

but still with boiling blood under our skin.

So you won't hear me ever preach of love out loud

about God, about angels, and a message divine

I'm not really mingling with any religious crowd

for, my kind of loving doesn't need a shrine.

© 2022 Val Karas

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