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Dogmatic Doctrine

Can I kiss a Catholic
or a Muslim or a Jew,
A Buddhist or an Atheist,
a Sikh or a Hindu?
Can I share their faith with them
and not condemn my soul,
To eternal persecution
in the Devil’s deepest hole?

Can I offer love to those
who are not always straight.
Who’s love is shared with their own sex
or either kind of mate?
If so, am I a pervert
who can’t pass through heaven’s gate,
is it true that love can lead to hell
as surely as can hate?

Can I really lead a life
rejecting all I find
that meet the inner feelings
that have formed within my mind?
Is it true that I’ve no right to choose
the things I want to do,
but just accept I must conform
to things that can’t be true?

If this is so, I’ll tell you,
then this life is really hell,
the Devil’s won already
we are bound within his spell.
But I’m sure that God Almighty
is around for All Mankind,
whatever path we follow
or whatever love we find.

Ivor G Davies

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  1. Date: 5/8/2011 1:07:00 AM
    No, I'm afraid I don't agree, though you're allowed your own worldview, just as I am allowed my own, I believe there is only one right path.

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 9:30:00 AM
    Extremely thought provoking. The best way to describe this write is: Ivor Davies, nobody does it better, better than all the rest. I love that song...and this poetry...so thanks...

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 1:35:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry today Ivor. Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with inspiration. I hope the sun shines down upon you and brings joy into your heart. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/28/2011 4:00:00 PM
    Wow!!! I'm seriously impressed with this write, Ivor. Added to my fave list. :)