On my hands and knees I’ve prayed,
Prayed for the strength to see the truth,
Hoping against hope for an answer,
One that has never come.
Is there more to this life than just living,
More than just breathing and being,
It is said, that if you believe there is,
Words written by man,
Inspired by God,
Say there is life eternal,
If only you believe.
I have tried,
I have read the books,
So many books claiming to have the answers,
Yet logic dictates these are simply fables.
To see the damage done,
The hate ingrained in those claiming piety,
The intolerance toward our fellow man,
Surely this can’t be what the almighty had planned.
We are our brother’s keeper,
Only if our brother believes what we believe,
Lives by the same code,
As we interpret God to will.
The Ten Commandments hold no meaning here,
We keep the Sabbath for sport,
Money has become our false idol,
The Lord’s name is taken in vain,
Adultery glorified in celluloid,
This can not be what God intended for those claiming to be chosen.
Is not living a good life Godly,
Is not loving our brother Godly,
Is not caring for those less fortunate Godly,
Would not God look favorably upon these.
Does our fellow man’s race make him unworthy,
His creed or color make him unworthy,
Does his God given orientation make them somehow less worthy,
It think not!
Hypocrisy, hate and prejudice are plagues on this world,
Perpetuated by those claiming to be born again,
Claiming to be following God’s infallible words,
Simply to belong.
Instead I choose to live a good life free of dogma,
Loving my fellow man without condition,
Honoring God, by my thoughts and actions,
And not by the edicts of man and his institutions.