My Beliefs Are My Own

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Tripping, traipsing

happily, blissfully unawares

of perceived dangers

lurking out there.

But what is dangerous

to him or her

may not be dangerous

to me, I’m sure.

Why should I change

to what you preach?

Does some demon await

for a tasty treat?

To eat me whole

if I don’t

cleanse my soul?

Here are words of wisdom

to hear and believe,

my mind is my own,

and I choose to keep

my thoughts and ideals,

my spiritual beliefs.

If you do not agree

that is your choice.

I will not harass,

pester or beat

until you relent,

fall on your knees,

repent.

So I will continue on my way,

for life is too short

and it’s time to play.

 

~ © Heidi Barnes

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “My Beliefs Are My Own

  1. I like this very much. Too often there is presumption of common belief. Frankly, it make me uncomfortable and sometimes I wonder how genuine some others’ beliefs truly are or if they are just some rote response to a life-long tradition. (Since, on daily basis they do not appear to be living their faith through their actions toward others).

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