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The Definition of Religion
As she believes
And says her daily prayer.
As she relies on her faith
Knows her guardian angel is there.
As she asks for guidance
In being good and fair.
As she listens for answers.
She knows her God is there.
As she takes communion.
At least four times a week.
As she works to feed the homeless,
To defend the meek.
She's aware of her own sins
And how the church pretends to care.
As she asks for forgiveness.
As they pretend their sins aren’t there.
As they ask for collection
To add to their hills of gold.
She tries to be a good Christian.
To repent for their sins of old.
As the children make communion.
She looks with watchful eyes.
In case the priests take advantage
Using the sin, they so despise.
As she says her prayers
For the young, poor women.
She asks for forgiveness for
How they treated them.
As she asks for protection
for children all around the world.
She wonders why couldn’t be a priest.
Just because she was born a girl.
As she despairs about the church
And it’s past ruling by men.
She knows she believes in God.
But she doesn’t believe in them.
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