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Chapter 9: The Sermon

Purge your pride, in the belly of
Desire, in the valley of
Required opportunity --
Delight in obedience.

The flame burns true as a compass, there's
No skew on perspectives you
Want to simply justify --
And so do you slumber.

But, oh!
The hand of God is up above!
And, oh!
You cannot run from boundless love!

Carried down with a tempest of
Renown, to the stillness of
Each round individual sphere --
Peace now is a punishment.

So beg your Lord for the trying reward
Bestowed for the congress of man,
Each lost in his wickedness --
And so, with your pilot!

And, oh!
The hand of God is up above!
And, oh!
You cannot run from boundless love!

(c) and (p) 2009 Patrick Shea

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from The Best of Call Me Ishmael, released March 7, 2012

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Patrick Shea Brooklyn, New York

Patrick is a nerd, a book lover, a math afficianado, an Ishmael, and an Ahab. He lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters. He grew up in Portland, OR; and has also lived in Grinnell, IA (for college); and Austin, TX.

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