So much seems misguided in this world
Though perhaps it is me that is misguided, I do not know.
Is it wrong to expect more from us as a people,
To give with an open heart,
To love without consideration of race, creed or color?
Touting the sacredness of our religions,
Our freedom to worship as we please,
We are stifled,
Narrow of mind,
Driven to discriminate in the name of our God.
We preach against other free peoples,
Demanding their conformity to our world view,
Threatening hellish consequences for disobedience.
This is not freedom–
Shackled by our religions, it is we are enslaved!
Find one among us that is not simply trying to survive,
Doing the best they can in these uncertain times.
Does your Holier-Than-Thou attitude raise you above them?
Does belittling your brothers and sisters bring you closer to God?
Does freedom and equality apply to only those with whom you are in consensus?
It does not you hypocrites;
Your religion is distorted and not of God!
You are not ordained to be judge and jury
Carrying out sentence on your brethren!
Take heed of your own shortcomings,
As I am certain there are many
And this world shall be a better place.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~