The new religion

We have lost connection with man,

We have lost connection with nature

And we have lost connection with ourselves.

We forgot our interconnectedness,

We forgot that we are the base of the pyramid

And we forgot the purpose of our existence.

We have brought into ego, materialism

And greed at the expense of depleting

Our resources and subsequently killing

That which keeps us alive.

Look at the myriad religions

And the cults sprouting like mushrooms

Affecting the endless ordeals of our lives,

Neither uplifting our morale

Nor orchestrating any change.

All roads may lead to Rome

But all religions are not leading to love.

The bones of slaves are still alive

And the blood of martyrs still warm.

They are crying for love, peace and justice

And man is lost in heart-rending scenes.

Is religion the cause of our pain?

Is religion making us suffer?

Dividing us, tearing us apart,

Making our existence dull and dreary?

Let us forget all the religions

And adopt a new one, a fresh one

Pushing our minds beyond limits.

Let us sit down and write a new book of religion,

Which beautifully reflects the grandeur of man

Who knows not hatred, jealousy, hypocrisy and violence

And is for ever swimming in the waters of love and peace.

pramila khadun

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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

3 thoughts on “The new religion

  1. Amita Paul

    A reflective poem on the pros and cons of religiosity. Perhaps the world is learning to understand that spirituality is different from religion per se.

  2. pramilakhadun Post author

    Thanks dear Amita for this wonderful comment.Sincerely hope readers will give a thought to your comment.


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