What do you want, God? What do you need?
Submission, obedience and blind faith; is that all you require of me?
I am sorry, my Lord; this dogma I refuse to accept,
From the Master of the universe, more compassion do I expect,
You are the Vicegerent, the Supreme and the Omnipotent,
Am I alive to live in fear? Is that how I am supposed to view your strength?
My heart does not believe it! It does not concur,
It trusts a God of mercy and benignity, not tyranny and terror,
They kill in Your name; they torment and subjugate,
Will bigotry prevail over forbearance? Is that our fate?
They shed blood of the “unbelievers”, innocent though they may be,
They set it as a precedent, a warning for the world to see,
They call me a heathen, an infidel for the way I dress,
Under the guise of seeking Your favour, members of Your creation do they oppress,
Why are You silent, God? Don’t You See?
I have been told that anything can happen when You just say, “be”!
I am impatient, Lord. I cannot wait.
When will You set us free? When will You liberate?
Call me a heretic; yes, you may!
I am prepared to contest this wilful ignorance; I am ready for the fray!
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