Category Archives: Ten Commandments

Sonnet 29: Honor Thy Father and Mother

Tablets of Testimony; enjoinments
Writ in ought nots by God’s finger laws ten,
Save one pure aye of all commandments—
Honor thy parents for life, reaps Amen.
The elected fruitful who’ve multiplied,
Gains divine grace maugre further merit—
Redeems pensioned charity codified
In stone to licit for honors credit.
Filial honor as with dis—transcend
By analogue to Heav’n come joy or grief:
Creation redounds to wights, a godsend—
Creates imago Dei, Honor’s motif.
Lest mine transgress to wanton stygian,
Pray Creator enacts oblivion.

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