Why Would You?

16 Dec

Why Would You?

Why would anyone attempt
To make fun of the Lord?
Who would try to belittle
A being so adored?

What does it say about the
Person who pokes their fun?
Who disrespects and shows contempt
For the Lord’s only son?

Why would anyone tear down
A symbol of such grace
A source of inspiration in
This dark and selfish place?

Why would someone berate one
As wise as Buddha was?
Is the only reason that
It’s simply what one does

When they come in contact with
Religion not their own?
Don’t they realize that faith
Goes deeper than the bone?

That when they trash talk Islam or
Talk bad of about the Jews
The Hindus, Taoists, or Shamans
They’re showing that their views

Are disrespectful to the soul
Because faith is a line
You do not cross when making jokes
It is how we define

Ourselves in everything we do
Our source of endless hope
A person’s faith is often what
Makes them able to cope

So everyone that cracks their jokes
With “harmless blasphemy”
Regardless of what God you follow
Or if you’re faith-free

Choose your words quite carefully
And with your steps be cautious
‘Cause jokes you think are so funny
Might make the faithful nauseous

And think about what’s causing you
To make light of what drives
So many to live peaceful
Loving and selfless lives


9 Responses to “Why Would You?”

  1. Jackie L. Robinson December 16, 2011 at 7:25 am #

    Well shared Miro….if we could all just take a moment to consider what we’re really saying and how it could impact others as well as ourselves….our world would become a different place. Much love to you, my friend. xoxo

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom December 16, 2011 at 8:15 am #

      Yes, that’s so true. All it would take is a moment, but many are so busy they don’t believe they can spare one. 🙂
      Peace & love,

  2. willofheart December 16, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    well said my friend, if we just can respect each other beliefs then the world turn peacefully and beautifully to live in…

  3. Nandini December 16, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    Beautiful poem Miro. I too agree with you, completely. 🙂

  4. Angela December 16, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    Pleased to have found your blog. Love this poem, it echoes my sentiments and has been the subject of a few of my own poems. Love and kindness transcend all religions and doctrines. Nicely penned, I’ll be following along with your future work 🙂

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom December 16, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

      I’m glad you found it too! Thank you for your kind words, happy to hear it resonated with you. You’re a very gifted writer yourself, I’m enjoying reading your work. 🙂
      Peace & grace,

  5. lscotthoughts December 17, 2011 at 12:40 am #

    Beautiful and I so agree with you, Miro!

  6. granbee December 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    A spiritual warrior after my own heart! This is probably the single greatest trigger for my daily prayers this year! Isn’t it totally shocking how “dark” some of the “righteous” of any of the world’s faithsystems seem to be? Living in peace, with love and selflessness should be a cause of rejoicing wherever it is observed. Instead, so many of these darkened folk seem to feel nothing but jealous, intimidation, and anger when observing these practices in the lives of members of other faiths.

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