The Passions Of Ignorant People

Passions



All religions had become unnerving, unhealthy,

and mortals became its host,

God, once powerful and strong,

turned into a gloomy sunken eyed ghost

and we say that nothing is wrong,

it’s our soil, our land,

Bible in hand,

religion brushed,

and God had become so crushed,

the passion of ignorant people

whose emotions were whipped

and tipped,

by the superstitious rites and incantations,

that swept across so many nations,

it was like holding on to religion tightly,

some believe it to be a cult,

and was not dismissed lightly,

as they wait for a savior to descend from heaven,

and sweep the world clean,

a religious dream,

but in the heart it stays,

a world so advanced,

we get tripped up by our own primitive ways,

and above the rain-clouds,

God cries,

as he listened to his holy words,

soaked with lies.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Frank -- Oh my. This is incredibly powerful, and tragically, all too true a description of much "religion" today. I think there is a true spirituality, love of God and his word, abiding and selfless faith....

But as your poem so cogently indicates the "true" has in so many ways been supplanted by the "false," the self-important and self serving, those who are ignorant or unconcerned about God's call on our lives to forgive, to serve, to love.

Frank, thank you for writing this. Sharing. ~~ Theresa


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Daughter Of Maat 4 years ago from Rural Central Florida

This was absolutely wonderful. It's unfortunate how true it is. Beautifully written Frank! Voted up and shared!


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

You have a knack of expressing blatant truth in a way that touches the soul. Another good one Frank. Voting and sharing.


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

WOW Frank, This touched my spirit this morning...I often think about the tears that God must cry when he looks on his creation as it has been tainted, changed, and no longer what he had intended. Now faiths have turned into billion dollar corporations with its glitter and gold outer covering, watching as the hungry march on. All in the name of God we beat our chests filled with pride... I cry too.

Thank you so much,

Sunnie


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Alexander Mark 4 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

Very nicely said. Wish I had more to say but my time is limited and I enjoyed your hub.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Phdast7 thank you so much for you wonderful comment and you too Daughter of Maat. bless you and thanks Senoritta :) for visiting my passions...


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Sunnie always good to see your big bright smile and welcome Alexander for stopping by bless you both


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Frank.....profound, sad, frightening and quite unfortunately all too REAL. A very thought-provoking poem. Good stuff, Frank! UP+++


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Jlava73 4 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

Frank,

Bold & Beautiful! Voting-up!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you so much fph for stopping by and reading my passions and thank you too Jlava for the comment bless you both :)


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

Frank....I can't say it better than your profound poem about what mankind has wrought with religion. Nor can I say it better than Theresa's thorough and meaningful comment, so I'll just add my "awesome" to the group. Well done. JAYE


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much Jaye for your visit and comment bless you :)


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Reading for the third time this evening...and it is just as powerful and true now as it was on the first read. Sharing. ~~Theresa


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

and thank you ever so much Phdast God bless you


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Teresa Coppens 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Awesome Frank. It touched a chord with me as well. I wish it were not so true regarding most religion but your poem speaks loudly and honestly.


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Frank Atanacio 20 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you so much Teresa Coppens :) bless you


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida

And the good news is God walks with us each step of the way. He picks us up when we fall and He carries us over the mountains that we often create.

Well said, Frank.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps

Voted up++++ and shared


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Frank Atanacio 20 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you PS bless you

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