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Sweet Mercy
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By Rich Tassinari
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            Sweet Mercy

I was a vassal for a feudal lord
Who lay a heavy tax on all I got,
A tax more than my conscience could afford
To pay a debt for favors I had bought.
I relished, though, the benefit of goods,
To mix and mingle with the upper crust,
Ignore the moralist’s should not and shoulds,
Until what was a want became a must.
A slave unto myself, I cried aloud,
“Oh who will save me from this avid thirst?”
And like a cleansing rain falls from a cloud,
I heard, “You will be free when I am first.”
    Oh God, You are the One Who made my soul,
    And only Your sweet mercy makes it whole.

Rich Tassinari 8/26/15


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Submitted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Last Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2015

About the Poet
Husband, father, grandfather, and each title is my joy. As a youth, poetry was a means to express the inexpressable. I was attracted to (and still am) the beauty and brevity of verse. All flows out from God, and like a proper prayer, can flow back.


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