Mercy and the Greatness of Law

I have reached the edge
Of what can be said
By a child like me
About mercy
And the greatness
of the Law

Grace demonstrated
Goodness anticipated
So the law remains pure
And the stars secure
Clemency’s hand
upholds the ideal

Law need not compromise
Still grace my surprise
An untarnished glass
Open for sunlight to pass
For the purpose of law
to light up the heart

By mercy freed to inspire
Still helps feet not to tire
Mercy exposes flexibility
In the glory of law’s clarity
Turning a dead contract
into a living bond

Mercy rightfully lauds the lawgiver
Draws what law could not deliver
More than the mind’s contract
Together they draw the soul intact
Nothing is as a wage
but a joyful gift

Mercy’s sweet embrace
Washes peace across my face
Tears of joy draw me in
Where law alone could not win
And so divine purpose
is fulfilled in love

I have reached the edge
Of what can be said
By a child like me
About mercy
And the greatness
of the Law

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2 thoughts on “Mercy and the Greatness of Law

  1. Call it an experiment. I know that in the past some of my poems were rather thick and perhaps difficult for the reader to process. I wondered if it would be beneficial or harmful to hear them in my voice. Sometimes it is better to work out the dense stuff in your own inner voice.

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