Treasure Island

G.R. Gaus

(April 11 1950 / St. Louis)

Temptation


I feel your strange attraction,
Hosting games upon my mind,
Stealing away, mental action,
A playground of mankind.

Desire is your brother,
Leading down forbidden roads,
Enticement a strong mother,
Weigh us down with heavy loads.

Lure excites the senses,
Forbidden fruit, deep within,
Surrounded by tall fences,
All flesh is weak therein.

Many lives been laid to ruin,
Broken hearts align your walls,
As if your spell just flew in,
A healthy mind, before it falls,


We’ll see who will prevail,
Come knocking at my door,
A low and beckoning wail,
Learned well about your lore.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Edited: Thursday, May 30, 2013
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Always lurking in the shadows of our deep consciousness….

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  • Valerie Dohren (4/13/2013 5:02:00 PM)

    We are all subject to temptation at times, the secret is to let common sense prevail. Another excellent write GR. (Report) Reply

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