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Devil Of Temptation

Oh devil of temptation
Cease now your wanton ways
Your niggling hand that tests my will
That bids me go astray

Be gone and do not lure me
The apple to entice
Don’t tantalise, seduce, nor pull
Nor coax with loaded dice

And flame that races through me
Be quenched; be snuffed and die
Let pleasure’s expectation cease
Temptation  now deny!

Apple with a bite taken out of it.

Apple with a bite taken out of it. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Temptation

Temptation is addictive
Draws you in enticingly
The carrot less the stick at play
Where will might fail to be

Resolving to be better
To not succumb; be strong
Less the allure; the gathering
The coax but things go wrong

And then it comes a-hankering
Appeal; forbidden bait
Temptation; irresistible
You can’t!  You just can’t wait!

William Blake: The Temptation and Fall of Eve - illustration to Milton's 'Paradise Lost' (1808, pen and watercolour on paper)Category:William Blake

William Blake: The Temptation and Fall of Eve – illustration to Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ (1808, pen and watercolour on paper)Category:William Blake