Verve

by Frank Hubeny

The foolish ones presume to know
but they’ve no grounds to say what’s true
denying Truth, an odd worldview.
Consistency’s the first to go.
Coherence fails to save their show.
Unfortunately filled with nerve
they preach their faithless thoughts with verve.
Then demons sugarcoat their grim
conceptions as their minds grow dim
forgetting Whom they’re here to serve.


Ronovan Hester offers the rhyme word “verve” to be used in the C-line of a décima having rhyme pattern ABBAACCDDC for this week’s challenge. I am thinking of Psalm 14.

2 Comments to “Verve”

  1. We’re in no shortage of delusion here. The ones that believe in the invisible man in the sky, a guy that comes back from the dead and is returning to “save us” after 2,000 years, “and much, much more” are the ones that claim to know “the Truth.” They can even explain their own dogma when questioned on it.

    That’s really, really, funny. If there is a “god”, and he abides what goes on here on this planet in his name, not in his name, to innocents, to children and babies, and sits with his arms folded “up there?”, then he is as useless as his deleusional followers down here. You can keep him.

    • I do put my faith in Jesus through His blood sacrifice on the cross. That is my testimony.

      You are not convincing, RaPaR.

      Here is the first verse of Psalm 14: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” (KJV)

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