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Five Sonnets on Micah 6: (3) Requirements

by Tom Chapman © 2016

Now God has shown us all that He requires:
That every action be completely just,
And mercy shown, but not because we must,
But rather from our innermost desires.
How easily we walk with puffed up pride
When moving in the presence of the great,
Appearing to be from a high estate
With someone greater walking by our side.
That is not walking humbly with our God
We need to recognise our lowly place,
For He is Lord, and we created race;
He is the King of kings, we earthen sod.
God's peace, for us is far too high a cost,
Our lives must surely be forever lost.

This poem was a finalist in the February 2018 poetry contest

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