Sonnet 180

What can we see beyond our given sight?
What can we know beyond our own mind’s reach?
The dullard is quite certain he is right,
Entrenched in dogma reason cannot breach.
Like him let us believe the world is flat,
That all celestial objects round us turn;
We choose our gods that they did us begat,
No tenets left for doubting minds to burn.
Now let us write the maxims of our creed,
And silence those who do not here conform;
Then qualify injustice, thought and deed,
So all beliefs are but the ones we own;
Sound truths arise from doubt, not dictums clear;
And doctrine is the truth all doubters fear.

© Loubert S Suddaby. All Rights Reserved.

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