So much of faith turns to warring;
Pedantically fevered & boring.
Faith should be a personal art.
A moral compass, doing your part.
It’s not at home in our town squares.
Churches peddle dogma’s wares.
Society’s faith is a whipping post.
Who has virtue & believes the most?
But the poorest faithful bear the cost.
While wealth ensures that all are lost.
Simple faith is nuanced hope.
A humble light for which we grope.
Trust ye not the loudest player.
For faith should be a private prayer.
Faith has never needed its gods.
Because it is hope-against all odds.