Temptations Cause Sinful Cheating
I am weak, I know it and not proud of it,
I cannot resist strong temptations,
Temptations cause cheating and even
Though I knew it would be wrong,
That it may hurt someone else,
I failed that someone’s trust
And belief in me.
Tomorrow I will be with family members,
Will they know? Will they see it in my eyes?
How can I not show guilt, when
Guilt is written all over my face,
Every action I take, every word I speak,
Will tell them I did something so very wrong.
My nerves are shot, my head aches,
And my hand shakes.
Maybe – maybe if I just stay home,
They will never know, and feel sorry for me,
Thinking I stayed home because I am sick,
Well, sick I am I guess,
For my weakness, for giving in to temptation,
A temptation that was right there in front of me,
Calling to me, drawing me in.
Will my family understand?
Will they forgive me?
Thanksgiving day I will sit at table,
With family who love and trust me,
Every time one of them looks at me,
Will I hide my eyes, look away,
Or will I be brave and tell them the truth,
That I just cannot have any more turkey,
Because I roasted and ate my own yesterday,
Yes, I ate the whole thing.
That is one of the biggest sins for any
Member of our family to commit, to eat turkey
Just before Thanksgiving.
I actually did not roast and eat a turkey. I have just been craving it, so wrote the poem to
relieve the temptaions. On Thanksgiving day our family always has a huge turkey dinner with
all the traditional trimmings. Regardless of who is the host and cook, the menu is the same.
We all look forward to it and can hardly wait till that beautiful large turkey, browned perfectly,
smelling so good, so succulent, is sat on the table for all to appreciate and praise the hostess.
We watch the host carefully carve the roast turkey and serve it up.
Temptations cause cheating. Be good to yourself and family members and do not give in to
eating turkey just before that beautiful Thanksgiving dinner.
© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns