Temptation finds a weakened mind,
that point where any movement will suffice,
any step away from what’s been
is implored, to shed a modicum of light,
for temptation is the wrong,
the opposite of what we know is right,
yet we so often bend to its whim,
embrace its intention-ed sight.
In the acceptance of wrong,
we acknowledge the consequence,
the repercussions of action that forge our plight,
and in that single moment of pleasured recklessness
we feel the sting of what will surely come,
the complex and incumbent myriad of outcomes
that weave a thoughtless course,
and so often a crisis of no return.
Guilt more than any other aspect
plagues a mind lost to temptations,
for we know what we do, but cannot recant the action,
like being under a spell,
we blindly move beyond our intended path,
not really considering the aftermath,
often giving justification to change, alone,
action like a panacea to stillness.
But at what cost do we choose wrong,
is it worth the pain of consequence,
as we, when its too late, consider,
a moment forcefully delivered
can create more than a mind can take,
and in the end what have we gained
other than the lessons of pain
that give rise to understanding temptation is a losers game.
Tony DeLorger © 2017