|Why Fight Amongst Ourselves?
Author: karmakaze PM
It's hard to write summaries for poems. This poem involves a lot of different religions, and although it doesn't include every faith, I don't think that it bashes any either. I'm really bad at summaries!Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Spiritual - Words: 598 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Published: 06-20-03 - id: 1335821
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Why Fight Amongst Ourselves?
I am sorry that I couldn't include every religion in existence in this poem, but it is more to show that we are all just people, than to show one religion above the other. The order I put the religions in, was not to say that the first is best or worst, just the order that I thought of them in. If anything in this is untrue, please let me know, and I'll change it. A lot of this is just based on research, since I haven't met people from every faith shown. I was not trying to bash anyone's religion, so please don't think that I was. Note: It came to my attention that a certain part in this poem was somewhat untrue, and it has been changedJ
Why argue about belief?
Can't we all just get along?
Instead of subconsciously creating grief?
Why don't we just get along?
Christians pray to their Lord, Jesus Christ everyday
And they become ethically sound
Avoiding sin, and serving their Father in every way
If they worship Him, they are Heaven bound
Pagans try to keep negative Karma away
And will do their best to harm none
Worship the moon by night, and the sun by day
Even after this life is done
The Talmud and Hebrew Scriptures speak to Jews
Who read them for beliefs of their own
From these they gain some of their views
For in them, their ideals are shown
Jains don't think that a God created all we are seeing
Their God is the human, who has reached spiritual perfection
A positive entity, who was once a human being
This is their motivation to live in the right ethical direction
People of the Buddhist faith will find their spiritual contentment
After ridding themselves of Earthly desire
If they do this, they will not feel resentment
Because their enlightenment becomes higher
Even the Atheist who believes in no God
Can know right from wrong
It is most certainly not odd
For their ethics to be strong
Islams and Muslims can be good people just like the rest
If one is looking at the vast majority
They are monotheistic, and believe that Allah is the very best
In an Islam or a Muslim's life, God a priority
I couldn't cover every religion here
I apologize, and will add any, if you ask
I only wish to tell people, with other religions, we shouldn't fear
However, getting along is sometimes a hard task
If one religion leaves the other alone,
That is not getting along
Imagine how grim it would be, if we were all on our own
Without diversity to make us strong
If one belief could convert everyone
We'll never understand freedom
Freedom makes us different
All people must be liberated, peaceful, and calm
We can't just overcome ourselves with fury,
Come out and say
Another faith is the cause of all worry
And they must go away!
No matter who started it
Why should we fight each other?
Faiths should bring us together, not split
Us apart, to hate one another
If we think for one moment
We are all human
Regardless of from where we were sent
So, listen to this, if you can
In my opinion, if we fight each other, we are fighting amongst ourselves.