I Rose

We all look around

And we see what has rose about us.

The politics of religion

Has entered into our politics

And we will never rise above it.

I rose above it

And realize the negative

Is the road to take with religion

For it has been used to do so many hurtful things

To our beautiful world of ours

And it's causing peace to fall apart.

I rose above it

Realizing religion

Is not the way to peace and harmony,

But only to individual peace and harmony

Within oneself

On the journey of life.

I rose, I rose above it

With scorn for what it has cause

And as religion

That demands dictatorially

For the worshipers to believe

In all of its principals.

I rose, I rose

Out of religion

To think for myself

And shape

How I view the world and God.