Poetry – A Way of Life

A Way of Life

Minarets and loud speakers

Dispense the call to prayer.

Imams and korans

Instruct on what to wear.

Incorporated into culture

Becoming a way of life,

Force of habit,

Passed along amid the daily strife.

Headscarves and few laughs

Customs and practice,

Prostrations and genuflections,

Actors and actresses.

Opher – 20.3.2019

It was all too prescriptive for me. It looked like mass conformity and a loss of identity.

The emphasis is on getting to some future paradise.

Not for me.

I do not believe in any god that acts that way, any after-life. This life is good enough for me.

Religion is too stifling and reductive. I want more truth than that offers.

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