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Fighting Temptation

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Fighting Temptation

This guilt I feel consumes me 
I want to let it out 
But I'm terrorfied of the consequences... 
I gave into temptation 
And now I pay the price... 
I'm so sorry for what I've done 
I pray that this isn't the end 
I pray that you can forgive me 
And we can still have our happily ever after... 
One single thought runs through my head 
Over and over again... 
I know what I need to do 
To finally get peace of mind 
But once again I'm consumed with fear... 
Fear of what you'll think 
Fear of what you'll do - what this will mean 
I messed up! That's all there is to it! 
And all I can say is 
I'm so deeply, deeply sorry! 
God was testing me 
And I failed horribly! 
Now I'm living in regret 
I'm completely stuck! 
Show me where to go from here 
Tell me what I'm suppose to do now... 
How do I make this right? 
I'm sorry! I'm so sorry! I'm so deeply sorry! 
For this incredibly stupid thing I've done 
Now I'm at your mercy... 
I can only hope and pray 
That you can forgive me 
Please stay here with me, 
Please dont run away 

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  1. Date: 10/6/2012 3:19:00 PM
    you are doing the right thing,pray,things will soon be ok,nice write Amanda

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 11:47:00 AM
    Well written lyric! Repentance and forgiveness are the fabric of life.

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 9:32:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Amanda. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 6:27:00 PM
    What a sad song! A testimony to being human...Forgive yourself first so you will be strong if he doesn't. There will be another sunrise either way. Be strong! Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 10:54:00 PM
    Forgiveness is well sought after and usually well deserved. Very well written poem here.

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 9:46:00 PM
    Powerful poem. Full of such despair and passion. Real raw emotion, incredible.

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 7:51:00 PM
    So many can relate to the message in your lyrics...forgiveness is always the main healer...it would be so nice to hear this song on the radio one day! I will be back to read more again. gwendolen