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A man without religion
I was passing by a man holding out his hand
and he asked if I could spare some change?
only if you can spare some advice.
He said that
after trying to find his way in this life,
his only advice was to never make the same mistake twice.
I stood speechless while he continued
asking me questions like
if I had kids, a wife
and if I believed in Christ?
I gave no response and as I started to walk away
he grabbed my arm and said
religion is having vision without sight.
He was a tall man, black as night
that spoke with an overbite.
He removed the dark shades that covered his face
and he started reciting scripture,
telling me to listen and pay attention
but only then I noticed
that both of his eyes were missing.
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