Our fears make us search for omens and assurances
And look for answers that reinforce our hopes.
We seek the comfort of something to grasp
And unleash our insecurities manifold.
Shackled as we are with blind faith and baseless beliefs
Seasoned by dogmatic rituals throughout,
Reason and rationale not often taught to children
Religion meant to make us spiritually devout.
We must not question but blindly follow,
Never spurn or doubt staunch beliefs
The wrath of Gods acts like a sword
That can finish human life beneath.
Blind faith and frantic prayers become a way of life
Chanting divine names while practicing evil ways
Forgetting goodness and its desperate need
to improve our lives till the end of our days.
The mind gets knotted and begins to rot,
Causing stress and illness that causes grief
Clearing the mind to make it pure
Peace and calm are the needed cure.
Meditation and mindfulness seem to appeal
To silently introspect and look deep within
To clear and cleanse deep rooted woes
remove the burdens and free us from sin.
The path is tough and not for all to follow
Secluded silence a tumultuous pain
Fear of facing inner demons deters
Emotional bonds chain and constrain.