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Below is the poem entitled GOOD INTENTIONS which was written by poet Kim van Breda. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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It seemed to make perfect sense at the time 
eating what was forbidden seemed fitting and right
she stood convinced, perhaps she misunderstood
surely He would tolerate enjoyment- her delight
the bounty of His creation—a festival of fruit

Our mind games of temptations
never seem evil amidst justifications

A deep dishonesty lies beneath
telling ourselves, subconsciously lying—it’s for the best
surely sincerity of heart makes us upright and moral
dangerous illusions—a treacherous residence to dwell
our intentions are useless when we disobey precariously

Our mind games of temptations
never seem evil amidst justifications

Copyright© May 2013—Kim van Breda

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  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:06:00 AM
    A sizzler, for sure. I can but admire your eloquence, home girl. Well done, my friend. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 12:04:00 AM
    Wow, so true Kim! It's easy to make things feel not so bad by our own justifications... when in reality that's just us "inventing excuses" and "twisting the truth". Our intentions are useless when we disobey precariously << what wisdom in that line. The bold and brutal truth... I like it!

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 1:28:00 PM
    In the moment, everyone believes that what they're doing is "just"; yet obviously people do things which are not "just". Great poem, I really enjoyed it.

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 12:53:00 PM
    Good piece. Enjoyed reading your poem.

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 8:56:00 AM
    Deep as hell. This has affected all of us in some way, shape, or form. Strong message here.