(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in provoking no one….loving everyone, humans and nonhuman animals alike [Psalm 36:6].”)
Speak no ill of anyone, just love them.
Do no wrong to anyone, just promote
them, not provoke them: The Happiness Hymn.
Happy are you if you “Golden Rule Gloat.”
I often provoke everyone for fear
of them leaving me. “I’ll test them for care.”
The provoking is why they leave. They peer
into my pain and see their own “hurt scare.”
“Love them all as My Father God loves you,”
says Jesus. “Harass no one. Be a team
as much as possible.” Thank God we grew
to know God for The Impossible Dream.
There is a “hope healing” that has begun.
That hope? Provoke no one….love everyone.