General Poetry posted July 4, 2024

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Yielding to temptation's subtle allure.

Temptationâ??s Whisper

by Phame Louis

In the quiet of the night,

When shadows softly creep,

There lies a voice, so gentle,

That stirs me from my sleep.

A whisper on the wind,

It calls me by my name,

A tantalizing promise,

That sets my heart aflame.

"Come closer," it entices,

"There's wonder to behold,

A world of secret pleasures,

And stories yet untold."

I feel its subtle pull,

A tugging at my soul,

A siren's song so sweet,

It threatens my control.

The path it lays before me,

Is paved with silken lies,

Each step a fleeting pleasure,

That sparkles and then dies.

I know the cost it carries,

The shadows in its wake,

Yet still, I find I'm drawn,

Despite the risks at stake.

For temptation is a master,

Of disguise and sweet deceit,

It wraps its arms around me,

And pulls me to its seat.

But in the depths of longing,

I find a spark of light,

A strength to quell the hunger,

And turn away from night.

With courage as my armor,

And wisdom as my guide,

I face the whisper's call,

And in my heart, confide:

That true joy is in the journey,

Of choices made with care,

In the strength to say, "No, thank you,"

To the fleeting pleasures there.

For temptation’s grip is fleeting,

Its power but a mist,

And in the dawn of reason,

It ceases to exist.

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In "Yielding to Temptation's Subtle Allure," I explore the delicate balance between desire and self-control. Temptation often presents itself as an enticing whisper, promising immediate gratification. Yet, within this allure lies a deeper reflection on the choices we make and the strength required to resist fleeting pleasures for greater fulfillment.
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