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Temptation's Curse

Updated on August 15, 2012
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Temptation's Curse

By Tony DeLorger © 2012

Speechless, enamoured,
humbled by the presence,
in form and state,
with heart relate,
incurably in awe.

Faith restored,
my mind implored,
to reach for furthest goals,
one step to take,
one heart forsake,
and I am yours, installed.

Perfect guise,
hypnotized,
self-inflicted pain,
in jeopardy of sabotage,
of denigration made.

Systematic dismantling,
edging closer still,
of mind and truth,
belief construed,
confusion rules,
imbued.

Crawling,
soulless reaping,
lies cat creeping,
mind a blank,
always yearning,
hardly earning,
life's insidious prank.

Empty,
pleasures plenty,
traps of moments,
given bare,
bitter swallowed,
soul now hollowed,
reality distant,
lost, unfair.

Ever searching,
earth now leaching,
compromised and spare,
lost in thoughts,
dark resorts,
and we the pawns,
despair.

Higher path,
now aftermath,
a soul regurgitated,
wanting,
alone, unease,
deplored and squeezed,
no blood or flesh or bone.

Which door shall I open?

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks again Bobbi, for dropping by and your kind words. Take care.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      You're too kind, Aubrey. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

      Tony,

      A great poem about the road of life many do travel, and feels like they are living a second-hand life.

      Open the door to a new life with sunshine softly touching the ground and happy person in the poem will be.

      Your Hub Friend,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Tony, you're awesome. You have a way with words!! Awesome and voted up!! Shared as well... :)

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Leslie, glad you connected. Have a great day.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      'yearning', 'earning', 'ever searching..'...'a soul wanting...alone..unease..'

      yep...you got my number, Tony!

      AWESOME words, poetry, message...

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