Magnificent Awe



A God many worship and fear
Conceived by the limited mind as small as their internal find
With projected "traits of mankind"
The reductionism is clear

Excoriate self to appease
Dissuading God's "jealous tirade;" seeking coddle with favored aid
Pleading supplications are made
Triumphant success if they please

Myopic the exigencies
A "synthetic god" is created; magnificent awe truncated
All the wonders desecrated
From blades of grass to galaxies

Enough to repel and appall
Some expect God to choose their side against those they wish to deride
In Him we consist and abide
This Source is the "All And In All"

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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABBA CDDC CEEC FGGF
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 594
Words 102
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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