Of Religion And Children

Shouldn’t we pass it on 
Like a box of colorful playdough
Soft and yielding
Making, unmaking
Easy on their little hands
And mind
Or like a magic slate
Quick to draw and erase
Thoughts, beliefs and point of views
To question, reject or align

Instead, we hand it over
Like a box of permanent markers
Stubborn and rigid 
Celebrating conformity
Silencing dissent
That it’s personal
Faith’s landscape 
And it’s on them to pick their favorite color
To paint it to their heart’s content.

Of Religion and Children
 Mitalee Dabral  
Mitalee Dabral  

Mitalee is a mountain soul, her initial years were spent in Uttarakhand in the lap of the Himalayas. She later moved to the northern plains and acquired a degree in English Literature and a post-graduation in Human Resource Management. Somewhere amidst unraveling the corporate conundrum for more than a decade and a half, she found her poetic musings inspired by love, life and relationships longing to come to life. She is the author of the book “Tiny Musings” a collection of poems.  Mitalee lives in Bangalore with her husband, her son and a handsome beagle Caesar.


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2 thoughts on “Of Religion And Children”

  1. This is one of my favourite poems from Mitalee. For those who have not read her book Tiny Musings, please get it (Amazon or flipkart). If you enjoy poetry, you will definitely enjoy her book.

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