My Structure

 I am not pious in the sense,
 am not a stickler to norms, 
I honour God, not like some
 I have seen  who indulge  in prayers
once they wake up. elaborate 
in the evening, make it lengthier 
 in the night,

To me worship is being true.
 I make my own prayers,
 not recite from anybody’s
however much those 
carry meaning, Communion 
with God is  personal
and I change my anthems 
to the times.

Most consider me an heretic.
who  does not abide by the rituals.
I keep  going as I wish.
 do  not openly contradict’
nor impose on others my views.
To be such like seems hard 
in the community to which I belong
and in the region where I live.