(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in being liked, really liked, and loved, by God First”)
You’ve been to Hell and back with no shortcut.
Slayed the dragon, won the lass, heaped the praise.
When it was finished, you asked, “so, now what?”
You thought it finished the need to amaze.
“You like me! You really like me!” said she
when Sally Fields won her Oscar; took two
to convince her. WHAT will it take for me
to be convinced I am really liked? WHO?
“I like you, Timothy, with all-WHAT like,
WHO loves you, too. So, now what?” Love my Dad
God. I’m His son. He tells me, “Time to strike
while the ‘like and love’ iron is hot, ‘lil lad.”
We know “like and love” won’t be from the gut.
Heart of Jesus prevails. Gone “so, now what?”