dark temptation


dark temptation

is it ultimately self-absorption
that sets the pen to page
inscribing self-delusion
in a voice of bitter rage

poor me I'm such a victim
to some others wicked game
I'm hurting and I'm fucked up
but down deep I know it's lame

we say we take our mask off
but it's just another layer
truth is a subjective game
and I'm an adept player

we're seeking understanding
but all that I can find
is the same old tired story
it's the blind leading the blind

the darkness is enthralling
a muse bereft of light
inspiring self-deception
and a twisted sick insight

so be careful who you listen to
be careful what you believe
the dark, though sweet and tempting
will do nothing but deceive

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JCKasper commented on dark temptation


A truth thus spoken ...... Easy to be consumed, by the dark side of life........ Speaking words of wisdom with the energy to fight! Evoking connections with poetic insight!

Artie commented on dark temptation


I like the message here, it shows real insight. 10 from me.

Phoenix9 commented on dark temptation


we live in the dark, we find the most inspiration in the dark for we can turn it into the light of understanding through our verse, which flows from every pore andevery thiught, well done.

laydbak1 commented on dark temptation


The force is always strong on the dark side... I enjoy your control and bittersweet flowing wit.... A very good write here girl....

wheelsal commented on dark temptation


You have spoken of the dark with so many and so well. You poetry splices through with strong visions of this place. Another great write.

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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