A Villanelle on Romans 13:12

The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.
Have you lived despite yourself or have you just had fun?
Love, for the day is near.

I know there’s something bigger beyond this sphere,
Awesome, Unimaginable, beyond the quotidian.
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.

We love our loves, for that, the way is clear,
But for our enemies, for them, do we act in
love? For the day is near.

Persist on the narrow path, even when you tear,
Even when you’re weak and tired and don’t believe the vision.
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.

Like a thief in the night, He will appear.
Have you seized the day or have you just had fun?
Love, for the day is near.

Do you feel that you should fear?
This will all end; what have you done?
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.
Love, for the day is near.

Quotes:
“Love, for the Day is Near” (Section title for Romans 13:8-14 in NIV)
“The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.” (Romans 13:12)
“…for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.” (1 Thessalonians 5:2)

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