Shall I compare thee to an um, uh, um
Dang, reciting that poem eludes my cognition
PC university education has left me ignorant of the Western tradition

Reason is true
Revelation is too
Both say sexual complementarity brings me to you

Christianity getötet Wollust and poisoned eros, quoth Nietzsche
B16 responded that eros can lead to agape, which is oh so very peachy

Roses are red
Violets are blue
If I were Augustine I’d have to confess to more
than just stealing pears with you

The governor said, “We’ll throw you to beasts and strip you nude!”
After Thekla told Paul, “I’m a runaway bride who preaches dressed like a dude”

Our last common ancestor was generations ago seven
I’m seeking a dispensation so we can remain married in the eyes of heaven

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I’ve chosen a chaste life 
But I feel agape for you

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