Is there one true religion?

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I do believe that the one true religion is the one that embraces everyone with no judgement. It is the one that treats all humans equally and respects all humans. It does not discriminate and declare that any one person, group, or nation is any better than the rest. It seeks only unity and community, peace and love. It teaches only respect and compassion for everything and everyone around us. It encourages us to share what we have and give what we can freely, with no obligations. In this religion, there is no room for selfishness or greed, power or politics. In this religion, individuality is celebrated, not shunned. In this religion, an attack on anyone, in whatever form, for whatever reason, is a breach of trust, a war against peace, a violation of the individual. I have my faults and failings, but I try to live my life this way, as much as I can, in whatever way I can.

somewhere in the world (poem)

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somewhere in the world today

there’s a storm, there’s rain

there’s a tidal wave, it’s flooding

some homes were washed away

somewhere in the world today

somewhere in the world today

there’s a storm, there’s no power

there’s a fire, it’s burning

some homes were turned to ashes

somewhere in the world today

somewhere in the world today

there’s a war, there’s unrest

there’s a bomb, it’s exploding

some homes were blown away

somewhere in the world today

somewhere in the world today

there’s anger, there’s sorrow

there’s hatred, it’s spreading

some homes were torn apart

somewhere in the world today

somewhere in the world today

something is happening

not nice, not good, not right

but somewhere else

in the world today

it’s a quiet peaceful night.

 

31 October 2012

Charlottetown

© Cindy Lapeña, 2012

 

Return to Poetry

(Untitled poem)

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softly

ever so gently

no other words

have crept upon me

unknowing as now,

unaware

i have been caught up

in warm embrace

that fills me

and waiting

i lie

comforted

by the assurance

of your memory

lingering within me

i feel

as though i now

have reached

a harbor

one peaceful cove

in starlit sea

guarded by moon

and trees

weathering all storms

i rest

at peace with earth

no troubles

bother me

i long for

a chance

that i might return

in full measure running over,

myself.