Tempatation

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Author: Jin Wang Editor: Isabella

Graceless

A wicked demon

A divine angel

Rage war endlessly

Sitting upon shoulders
Tipping the balance of
Men and women
Fraught

within
Unwavering

One says
Repent

Relentlessly the other says
Sin

For all that is

Holy
For all that is

Not
Why do we constantly give in

Insatiable intemperance and lust

Seeps from the body
Creeps into the mind

With impure and forsaken thoughts

A decadent thirstiness

Coursing through veins

With a fierce craving

Between pleasure and pain
A fever burning in
The blood of souls

It simmers mercilessly

Arousing
Hungry in appetite

Pursuing a perplexing remedy

Searching for a Heavenly state
An illusion of happiness and peace
In a mind tattered and torn
Goodness versus Evil
The battle between
Darkness and Light
Broken halos
Fallen from Grace
Can no longer ignore

No matter how hard they try

These burning urges

Constantly

Consuming
Deep inside

Yearning
Emerging

Tantalizing
The perilous soul

Shattering every resolve

Breaking down walls

Weakening

What little strength at all
Hopelessly breathless
In a helpless and shameless space
To resist temptation
Over the salvation of
Mercy and Faith
They want to be good

They really do

But they’ve realized

Their graceless hearts
Surrendered
To a world of
Gluttony and Need
Under the Spell of Power
Caught in the Web of Greed
The moment they took a
Bite of the
Forbidden Fruit
In the Garden
Of Sin

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