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Temptation

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Temptation

I'm bombarded by temptation 
So many delectable treats
Yet all the things that I desire
Are not just things that I can eat

As I watch my Television
I see the lives I'd like to lead
My life seems so ordinary
Temptation, says that's what I need

To live in exotic places
Wield power like a magic stick
Lost in erotic images
Dissatisfaction is her trick

Temptation, she's so alluring
As these thoughts they assault my mind
With great skill she wields her power
Yet it's my heart that makes me blind

In the end she's not my master
With God's strength I can look away
Those things that looked delectable
Seem less alluring when I pray

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  1. Date: 11/23/2013 9:14:00 AM
    How true. Prayer tops temptation every time.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/23/2013 9:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;0)
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 8:55:00 AM
    I really related to this piece, Richard. God knows I've wrestled with vices, addictions and temptations for many, many years, so this one hit home for me. Well-expressed poem, my friend :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/23/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Chan.
  1. Date: 11/22/2013 10:25:00 PM
    A good topic to write about. I admire a man who can resist temptation. by the way, typo on the temptation word, line 8

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/22/2013 10:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm tempted to leave it to see if anyone else will notice. *lol* but I will resist!
  1. Date: 11/22/2013 8:06:00 PM
    Resisting temptation is a challenge most of us face, but it separates the strong from the weak. You Rick are full of strength....great write! Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/22/2013 8:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cecilia
  1. Date: 11/22/2013 6:01:00 PM
    the allure of temptation is always strong Rick a great portrayal super poem Shadow x smile hug

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/22/2013 6:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hugs back. Thanks!
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 8:52:00 PM
    temptation is the route of all evil...walking away is great strength! Good write Richard...enjoyed reading this one :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/22/2013 9:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sandra.
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 4:41:00 PM
    I loved your poem and the message it contains Richard. In the end it is all in the mind, and can be easily conquered. Thanks for the read...Peter

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/22/2013 9:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Peter.
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 2:22:00 PM
    An amazing poem and message Richard...thank you

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/22/2013 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donna.
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 1:23:00 PM
    Dear Richard, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. I read in Awe this MasterPiece Prayer is so Powerful This goes into my Favorite file. I Thank-YOU for putting me in YOUR Favorite POET list. YOU have been on my fav POET list for quite a while. Soup Mail Call LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Liege...Harry

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/22/2013 9:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry.
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 9:04:00 AM
    Richard....This is so amazing, and true. Have you read the book, Every Man's Battle? Look it up on the net. Very powerful book, I'm told. I heard about it......Lovely poem....Lovely conviction you cherish in your heart. And yes...the answer to your question is YES..REALLY!!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/21/2013 9:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for alerting me to the corrections. I appreciate you helping me out. I'm off to see what you have come up with today.
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 8:58:00 AM
    Richard , your poem emphasizes the winning power of prayer. Great read.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/21/2013 9:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ndaba.