All English Sonnets
God gave a few moments’ lease and man in greed
To fields unsanctioned went and heights aspired,
Let ambitions indiscriminately breed
To satiate his hunger then conspired
With life. This lease of God he much did abused;
And he, his sufferings much did advertise.
Though I acknowledge that in this he used
Undoubted talent, wondrous expertise.
He meditated, prayed and much perspired,
With subtle brilliance, cunning, tenderness
Was able to great God also harness
And dupe Him, till his lease of life expired,
And now in corners whining horrified,
He sits in terror, humble, terrified.