Australian poet, Formal poetry, Italian sonnet, Judeo Christian religions, Petrarchan sonnet, poem, poetry, sonnet
𝐀𝐧 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐎𝐛𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
But you are not religious! You don’t pray!
Pray tell us, why then give them your support?
Why for their ancient values have you fought?
Their god you do not worship — nor obey;
Nor do you rest on his most holy day.
Of their god and his book you know but naught!
And yet you say their values must be taught!
Tell us your reasoning! What do you say!
No knowledge of religion do I need,
To see which nations with success are blessed —
Which creed lays down a firm and stable base.
The nations that spring from that common seed,
I have observed — such nations are the best.
True, I am skeptical —but facts I face.
— D.N. O’Brien