One Moment of Desire, One Lifetime of Pain

One Moment of Desire, One Lifetime of Pain
One Moment of Desire, One Lifetime of Pain

Consumed by the calling of desire,
we so easily fall, lost within the pyre
of secular surrender,
the eruption of feelings untethered
and overwhelming.

Our greatest mistakes are steeped
in rampant emotions,
desires uncontrolled in flight,
and once the door opened
impossible to keep within bounds, our plight.

And when temptation entreats,
we go weak at the knees
and propriety falls in line
behind the need, the desire burning
like a fire, a seed of dark signs.

Yet there is no rejection,
desires swell effecting,
and no matter the reason, we may fall
to the pleasures of self-centered experience,
our broken lives wheeling.

But in the aftermath,
the cool thoughts of recompense await,
guilt like a weight of no relent,
and our vows are spent,
thrown for but a moment of bliss.

How weak we can be
in the flattery of acceptance,
bodies writhing,
minds aspiring to heights not reached,
and all for a moment of complicity.

Desire is a trap of sorts,
stepping outside what aught to be,
and how we pay for our sins,
when life in knowledge falls,
our relationships strewn, like garbage on the road.

Is one moment worth the pain,
the rain that ensues,
when we push aside our beliefs
our urges driving our honor to reach
the end of all we know?

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

4 thoughts on “One Moment of Desire, One Lifetime of Pain

  • December 19, 2017 at 9:42 PM

    Very good question in this well penned verse, Tony. No, I don’t think one moment of desire is worth the pain when that desire is not involving true love. Regardless of how strong the desire is, if there is no love it is just not worth it. Sex for the sake of a moment of satisfaction does not compare with sex because of love, which is then a blissful union and a loving gift. Take care, dear poet.

  • December 28, 2017 at 3:38 AM

    I think you have just expressed something I am struggling with. Well versed and well said. That is God working within us. The struggle to become righteous men, as we grow in the truth and hope that our prayers are answered. In the end all good men want is a good woman standing beside them. Good men are not simply given to desire, good men resist any temptation that would violate our conscious and our trust, faith and love of God. Obedience is the key and yes it’s difficult but we can, must and will overcome.

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