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O' Cenobite, Dar'est Thy Soul Await

O' Cenobite, Dar'est Thy Soul Await

Alas! By what right is such assailing
amidst uproar, then half-truths a'telling
Does not morn gift upon grass falling dew
yet truth perseveres despite what others do
Aye! But 'tis not fickle applause a noose
tears for the gander, oven for the goose!

Fancy fantasy, a cavorting pickle
ending hour meets, death's sharpened sickle
Shall worthless gain prevent an ending Fate
or rabid desserts of dark justice sate
Nay! true costs not allayed by clever wit
nor decreed banishment to blackest pit!

O' Cenobite, dar'est thy soul await
cheering crowds and entry at Heaven's gate
Are we all not deep fallen and sinner born
within life often mistakenly torn
Aye! such is the state of darkened din
as man in arrogance wallows in sin!

Lo! Cover never comes  by facile deeds
or weeds grown by Paphlagonian seed
Dar'est thee by such acts serve a just God
as upon such accursed roads yet trod
Nay! Seek not garb of Prevaricator
none so damn damned reach paradise shore!

Seek not those false gems of Reprobation
for such goal gifts divine condemnation
Should thee seek wealth of a Rhadomancer
instead comes reward of a dying cancer
Aye! Hands of Fate and Justice sometimes meld
into grasp of misery firmly held!

Alas! By what right is such assailing
amidst uproar, then half-truths a'telling
Does not morn gift upon grass falling dew
yet truth perseveres despite what others do
Aye! But 'tis not fickle applause a noose
tears for the gander, oven for the goose!

Robert J. Lindley, 2-22-2020
Rhyme, 
( Dark World Curses Deceptive Road So Oft Traveled )

Notes:
(1.)Cenobite- ce·no·bite  /'sen??bit/ nouna member of a monastic community.
(2.)Prevaricator-  noun. a person who speaks falsely; 
(3.)Paphlagonian man," a reference to an ancient region along the Black Sea
 that was "rugged and mountainous with dense forests." Dressed in homespun cloth,
 "a more simple and natural man it would be hard to find," Thoreau wrote.
 "These French Canadian of the woods are half-wild folk": wilderness, whiteness,
 and work in North America, 1840-1955
(4.) Reprobation- noun- disapproval, condemnation, or censure.
rejection. Theology. rejection by God, as of persons excluded from the number
 of the elect or from salvation
(5.) Rhadomancer- noun.  One who uses a divining-rod in prospecting for precious metals in the pocket of a fool.

Copyright © Robert Lindley

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