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Subtitled:  Shallow Love Is Like a Reverie

Sweet hope has taught no truth more fair -
the soul should like a garment wear
divine righteousness; mine, threadbare.
I'm stunned by doubt that passes by
Christ’s majesty… to edify
man's shallow mind.  Feet and hands lie
exposed to the world’s suspect eye,
rough clouds obscure and fog love's sky.

Emotions reign; disdain runs deep;
in dogma’s cup, reactions steep. 
Snubbing the Spirit’s sway, men sweep...
rejecting virgin birth; their drill
denies His Sonship, overkill.
Launching trust as on a treadmill,
rather than reckoning God’s will.
Devotee daydreams his way uphill
leaving his faith at a standstill.

written April 22, 2019
inspired by William Wordsworth's sonnet, "Composed upon Westminster Bridge"
For Lu Loo's contest: I chose the title:  Shallow Love is Like a Reverie

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Date: 4/30/2019 9:20:00 AM
great rhythm dear Reason. Loved every word. Congrats and thank you for your participation in my contest. :)-luloo
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Date: 4/30/2019 7:19:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed my octaves, Lu Loo. Appreciate the placement and prompt which appealed to me.