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Fatal Distraction

Updated on July 20, 2015

Fatal Distraction

Why did you do it?

I have the right to know.

If you hadn't planted the seed

I would never have paid it heed.

What lead you to it?

Surely I ought to know.

If you hadn't watered the plant

it would never have grown.

Why fan the flame to snuff it out?

Give hope of a living spring to leave me in drought?

So how come your direction has rendered me lost?

Does it matter to you that for your amusement, my

suffering is the cost?

I should have had enough

-surely I should!

But now you're in my mind and it's just no good.

-Sheer will cannot expel you,

and my pleas do not compel you!

You could leave me now and let the damage undo.

But then where's the fun for you??

And above the drone of your voice in my head,

and the realisation, that hope of forgetting you is dead

-I hear the voice of the true culprit,

The one I know to be your partner in crime,

In infiltrating my walls and breaking my stride,

To my horror and dismay

That voice is mine...

And still, and still I give you a home in my mind,

and through the sheer power of my imagination

I keep hope of us alive.

And now it seems like there was never a time

when you weren't there

spreading like a growth in my mind.

It seems I cannot stop feeding this obsession,

and to my horror I realise I have became it's possession.

and what was once the excitement of attraction

has become a fatal distraction

By Gracefaith



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    • epigramman profile image


      8 years ago distraction here from the epi-man just total concentration on a special someone who is worth reading .......

    • Chaotic Chica profile image

      Chaotic Chica 

      8 years ago

      Beautiful poem and equally beautiful art work! Thanks for sharing!!

    • heavenbound5511 profile image


      8 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

      Great poem! It's for sure a reflection on the tug of war that goes on inside us when following God. Satan tries to work through our own free will to take us down! Even though we experience pressure from all sides, we will not faint if we just draw closer to God! The most pressure arrives right before the victory comes! God bless you Gracefaith!

      Here's a great page by Gicky Soriano

    • gracefaith profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks for your responses Dave and Fred. They are true and inspiring words you have shared.


    • fred allen profile image

      fred allen 

      8 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me, when His lamp shone upon my head, and by His light I walked through darkness

      Job 29:2,3

      My ears have heard of You, But now my eyes have seen You.Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes

      Job 42:5,6

      Be not afraid child. Our Father is here. He will guide you out of the darkness.

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      gracefaith: What a lovely poem and a perfect example how satan plays with us. Thank you. I love the artwork too.

      Brother Dave.


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