Dr John Celes
Sonnet: Vice Begets More Vice
No evil mind or heart is called righteous;
An evil source begets just evil things;
Devils don’t care if life is most precious;
True charity from hearts good, loudly rings.
Goodness isn’t born from wretched human hearts;
You cannot feign for long doing good deeds;
Results are bad from total of bad parts;
To fire goes bad grain and harmful weeds.
Though potable is water made from brine,
God fills with water rivers fresh to drink;
A country can’t progress with vice and wine;
Sane minds and hearts can only good thoughts ink.
More evil’s born from evil every day;
The good, one does in truth alone will stay.
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