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Fighting Temptations

The temptation is almost overwhelming
And the will is almost losing
For the body is almost winning
It is on the verge of doing
What the heart had promised to stop doing

They say where there is a will there is a way
But what happens when the will is weak anyway?
When your heart says lets go this way
And your brains say it is not the right way

When you know what course to take
Yet the course you are taking is fake
And knows that you will end deep in the lake
And still that course you take
As though bewitched.

Somehow deep within
You find strength therein
That you soak all the temptations in
Leaving you drained after fightin'
But with the sweet smell of victory.

Copyright © Esther Waringa

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  1. Date: 8/18/2015 4:08:00 AM
    loved it is soo real

  1. Date: 11/15/2011 11:59:00 PM
    Esther, If you stop writing, stop stopping. Your spirit is alive. I enjoyed reading your poetic fingerprints.

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 6:25:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest. I wish you the best in the final round Esther. Love, Carol

    Waringa Avatar Esther Waringa
    Date: 8/4/2011 2:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Carol for the lovely wishes
  1. Date: 3/5/2011 7:18:00 AM
    Leaving you drained after fightin' But with the sweet smell of victory. what can i say but "the sweet smell of victory"

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 6:35:00 AM
    That's the next best smell to joy. Very, very well done!

  1. Date: 3/2/2011 6:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured on PoetrySoup this week Esther. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/28/2011 5:15:00 AM
    Mmmmm, a dilema you are in right there! VEry real I can almost relate to it. Nice one!

  1. Date: 1/18/2011 7:57:00 AM
    Good morning and thank you for sharing your poetry Esther. It was a pleasure to read your poetry today and I hope you will continue to write. The best to you in your writing endeavors whatever they may be in 2011. Love, Carol