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Sonnet 15: Job’s Wisdom By Faith

The Fallen Angel doth challenge the Lord
To a duel—proxy faith ‘gainst suffering:
Empowered to break Job’s faith the Dastard
Freely murdered his estate—paltering.
Friends four accuse Job of hypocrisy
In witness of seeming retribution—
Job chides their vainglorious bonhomie:
Perfect and upright prays for preclusion.
His faith perceiveth the Host yet to come,
Stored up on high in God’s gilded monstrance:
Wisdom born of suffering doth become
Faith to withstand evil in good conscience.
Volition of faith tried to the extremes,
Enlightens wisdom ere Honor redeems.

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Sonnet 9: My Brother’s Keeper

Fallen Man—God’s theodic instrument,
Beguiled, cursed and exiled by primeval
Determinants—raised to be immanent:
Good fates its telos by willing evil.
Oh actuated paradox! transcends
Causality that veils the astral planes:
Volition to pick and choose means and ends.
Crossed-out Scripture’s cross-outed siblings’ banes:
Jealous and unfavored rose up and slayed—
Grabbed the heel then rooked the birthright blessing—
Color-coated dreamer waylaid and slaved—
Prodigal son unsung by son pressing.
Naught to naught, ever my brother’s keeper—
Whose squared writ runs kept to keep me deeper.

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