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Mashe Others

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Hour of temptation


'Relief...' it says to me, enticingly,
and I shut my eyes and feel for my blindfold.

'Relief...' it keeps whispering into my ears
and time seems to stand still,
all heavens and all of hell, their eyes fixed on me,
and all of creation seems to hold its breath...

'Relief...' my flesh trembles,
my blood rushes up my brain...
it's not an evil thing
to have something to smile about a little.

oh, but it had caught me way too many times,
and I know the price I'll have to pay.

...I do not move.

and slowly it backs away
and I open my eyes and see it giving itself to another,
and I turn away,
because a desire to snatch it
and take it for myself overwhelms me.

and the deprivation begins to sting through my flesh,
and my flesh, in revolt, fires up,
throwing arrows of flames against my soul
until cold rivulets of tears
form torrents of wild water on my face,

and all I can do is cry out,

Father! ! ! Father...

Submitted: Friday, June 14, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 21, 2014
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