God/Allah looks from lofty dais,
scours His Earth with searing stare,
examines hearts and minds and souls.
“Where are my people now?” He weeps.
“One day a week to pay lip service.
Those who think they are ‘the chosen’
now believe interpretations,
not The Word I trusted to them!
“‘Love Me, also love your neighbour
as you love yourself.’ I stated.
Still I find you maiming, killing,
raping torturing and starving.
“Would you treat yourself so badly?
Could you pour scorn and derision
on yourself and those close to you?
Should you, then, do this to others?
“I am not a Muslim, Buddhist,
Christian, Jew, Hindu or other.
Those are your organisations.
Those are your interpretations.
He turns and looks outward to Heaven,
stops, turns again and tells us loudly,
“If you do not cease your hatred
hatred then will be your downfall!
“Don’t expend your life so cheaply.
It’s a gift to you and all.
All your enemies have that treasure.
Who are you to stamp upon it?
“Do you think I’m weak or stupid
Needing you to punish for Me?
Find a way to coexist!
That’s still your most important task.