August 13, 2020

Saints Edward Media

For Peace and Order

Freedom’s Heavy Yoke

A Ship Lost at Sea

A villanelle by Michael Witcoff.

It seems that man is most enslaved by freedom –
As when he’s left unto his own devices,
The passions always over-rule the reason.

A mind weighed down by choices, badly beaten
Into submission by conflicting voices
It seems that man is most enslaved by freedom.

And man will make his money via treason
When he runs out of patience for fair prizes
His passions always over-rule his reason.

And faced with branching paths like back in Eden
He tends to pleasure, never sacrifices;
It seems that man is most enslaved by freedom.

Of wand’ring eyes and devil’s impulse seeded
A dose of dopamine, mind-fire ignited
The passions always over-rule the reason.

Until help from Eternity is pleaded;
Divine assistance, finally invited;
It seems that man is most enslaved by freedom,
And passions always over-rule his reason.

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