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Temptation by Numbers

Updated on September 1, 2011

Temptation by Numbers

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Temptation is the will of need perceived,

the road to forced temperance,

and the consequence of self-indulgence.

It is the hand slap of common sense.

Emotion driven, we concede to temptation,

as if it were a gift, a reward for a job well done.

Consequence is a fateful anomaly, much ignored,

for the pleasures of flesh and gain.

Where does sense reside if not within our skulls,

perhaps in our genitalia, numbed by engorgement.

Temptation is the hook of ‘about to be disastrous’,

destined to fulfil its will of redemptive suffering.

Emotion is so seductive in presentation,

unable to give perspective to possibility.

We are mere pawns, led to our demise

by the promise of momentary thrill.

How deeply scared we are to be this shallow,

regardless of knowledge, experience and common sense.

What a prise we are in our depth of wisdom,

displaying the strength of character God hoped for.

How tempted I am to write more.


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