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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Preferring One Religion Over Another

I prefer one religion over another
in America I can choose where and whether I go 
to services and how I practice 
my belief and connection to the universe

I prefer to do it my way
I am free to roam the streets
to drive to a synagogue
or a temple or a church 
for whatever events I want

I am not always safe 
the streets and neighborhoods where I go
are sometimes filled with hate
against me because of how I chose to see
the universe here in America

I am free nonetheless
I do not sit on death row in Alabama
or in a woman's womb
wrapped in my freedom I wonder 
why everyone doesn't have the right
the freedom to practice as we wish
letting other's do the same

© Kimberly Burnham

Justices Allow Execution of Muslim Death Row Inmate Who Sought Imam

Kimberly is a brain health expert and poet. Kimberly's 2019 project is world peace / inner peace with her recently published book, Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program.


  1. From the ACLU, "Justice Elena Kagan noted in dissent, “profoundly wrong.” It is also the latest example of a disturbing trend of religious favoritism, in which minority faiths — particularly Islam — are given second-class legal status."