Since men worship other men or women

or say they are God

according to what they are taught in childhood

or experience in childhood

I guess I too will stick to Jesus

and not call myself God

as my birthright

bu not try

to testify or witness

as to why.

Since men worship books

and Gods and Goddesses

and places of worship

and love those in the same faith

since half or more or less

of man or womankind

are of this type

I might also, as well, I guess, stick to

The Bible, God, Christians and my childhood church

But if this leads to rigidity

I will not

and rigid minds, who hold on to their identities

too rigidly

I will have to love carefully as one does a student.

Identity is cause of divisiveness for them.

But for me it is  “The Way, the Door, the Life.”

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Dr A.V. Koshy is presently working as Assistant Professor in Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has authored or co-authored seven or eight books of poetry, theory and criticism. He is an editor and anthologist. He is also a distinguished teacher of the English language and literature and a critic, with a Ph.D in modern poetry, specifically Samuel Beckett's poems in English. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry in 2012 and his book Art of Poetry was selected as Best Reads 2012 by Butterfly and the Bee. He has been editor's pick on Camel Saloon thrice and poet of the month thrice in Destiny Poets UK besides often having his poems appear in the highly selected category. Has other international awards, diplomas and certificates to his credit too.

4 thoughts on “Theology

  1. sunil sharma

    A new Gospel of love, fellow feelings and openness that can lead to inner light and if practised with real conviction, can lead to deep transformation within/outside and a better, humane society. Need more such profound engagements with politics (Louis’s post) and religion as understood in popular terms. great job, Ampat.

  2. Koshy

    ty sunil sharma ji you don’t know how much i respect you and your poems your words are like manna to me 🙂


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