Review: “Choosing My Religion” by Stephen J. Dubner

414Dq6zuagL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Choosing by Religion by Stephen J. Dubner

Goodreads | Amazon

Choosing My Religion is a luminous memoir, crafted with the eye of a journalist and the art of a novelist by New York Times Magazine writer and editor Stephen J. Dubner. By turns comic and heartbreaking, it tells the story of a family torn apart by religion, sustained by faith, and reunited by truth.

Two stars

Advertisements

September 29th – Songs on the Radio

Songs on the Radio

So you listen to the radio
Singing your heart out
Wishing with all you’ve got
That person in the song was you

You sing a little louder now
Trying to block the tears
The world in the lyrics sounds perfect
Why can’t you live there too?

You want to believe
You want to find love
You want to live your dreams
You want to discover yourself

Hold on to your faith, your hope
For I have faith in you
One day you’ll hear a melody and smile for
That person in the song is you

August 16th – Call Me a Coward

Call Me a Coward

Call me a coward
Please
It’s simpler
It’s what I do
When given the chance
I have no faith in me
But that’s okay
It’s safe
It’s good
Call me a coward

Call me a coward
Please
Believe me
Don’t make me do things
That scare me
So what
If you think I can do it
I don’t
I know best
Call me a coward

Call me a coward
Why won’t you
You push me out of my comfort zone
You give me no choice
I do what you say
No matter how frightening
No matter how dangerous
Because I have no options
But I beg you
Call me a coward

Call me a coward
Thank all that you won’t
Now I see
What I can do
THat maybe I can
Do more than I think
And I’ve got some courage
Somewhere deep inside
I’m so glad you could see it
Now call me a coward

I dare you

June 8th – Lost

Ha! The poetry today is not necessarily dark, despite what the title might make you think. This poem only halfway rhymes, but oh well. Usually I can’t rhyme at all! 😀 I’m also not feeling all that lost today, but here is this for those who are.

Lost

I feel a little lost today

Can’t find a map that’s mine

And using someone else’s

Would be an unspeakable crime

My compass just keeps spinning

The needle won’t be still

Even when I try to hold it

With my own will

My GPS has gone to static

Its screen completely dead

All remembered directions are gone

Even from my head

There’s nothing else to do now

But start walking a random way

And hold some faith in my heart

That I’ll make it somewhere someday