Mumbling, In The Wilderness

Mumbling, In The Wilderness

A Poem by therisa

Why
Do some people
Feel justified
In using religion
As a weapon
Of hate?

In spewing
Their venom
All over
Innocent victims
Like myself.

What
Do they fear
About me?

Is it
Because I'm different
From their worldview
That I scare them?

And yet
Isn't religion suppose to
Explain the world
Around us?

While
Being used
As an instrument
In the healing 
Of wounded soul
During times of crisis
And trauma.

How is
You have strayed
So far
From your principles
To become
A hatemonger?

When
You're suppose
To be sharing
A message of love
And compassion?

If I knew
Why.

Someone
In Oslo
Would want to nominate me
For next year
Noble peace prize.

© 2015 therisa


Author's Note

therisa
Earlier today, on another writing site, I got a very nasty transphobic and homophobic comment, on one of my poems. This is, my response, to this person.

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so called religious people can be so bigoted and mean spirited...it really is an oxymoron...

born again to hate again?

i don't know...

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

therisa

5 Years Ago

Love your "born again, to hate again" comment, Jacob. I think, these people are, so insecure, about .. read more

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therisa

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A pre-op transwoman, writing about my experiences, using free verse. Been told my poems are very emotional and personal, almost like a diary entry in verse. If you want to friend me, please review.. more..

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