(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in a ‘Love hug’ today, COVID or no COVID, ’cause I know ‘Love don’t fail'”)
You’ve lost the race time and more time again.
You failed and were denied the winner’s crown.
What are you racing for? Who is your “win?”
All acclaim you chase, still left with a frown.
Did I really fail or was it my glass
to drink from to taste the sweetest defeat?
I wouldn’t know God if I did amass
wins. Disappointment essential. God, I did meet.
Love is patient and kind. It never fails.
The world will hate us. Jesus recovers
what the locust ate. He’ll turn all our wails
into “win some, lose none.” Take heart, lovers.
Sit right back up and listen to this Tale:
Stands a Man Glorified ’cause Love don’t fail.