Temptation

April 24, 2010
By jessi GOLD, Nunya, Florida
jessi GOLD, Nunya, Florida
15 articles 4 photos 115 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty."


I wish I could tell someone
Maybe then, the temptation could be taken away
The bourbon, in the top cabinet
It calls to me
On days when everything seems wrong
School, family, friendships,
It whispers my name
On days that I can’t take anymore
The blades call out to me,
Begging me to drag them across my wrists
On the days that I see people for who they are
I find myself longing for a smoke
I’ve never done any of these before
But yet
The temptation is there.

I wish I could give in to it,
And at the same time know I can’t
For it would enslave me
I would promise myself
"Just this once... never again"
But after the first time,
It would be so easy to do
Again and again.

Every week the temptation comes
Rearing its ugly head, calling to me
With vile breath, promising peace
But I know that its peace
Is really only self-loathing,
Destruction, and enslavement
Coated over with a moment of peace
And on the days that it seems
As though that moment will be worth it
I must fight, with every fiber of my body
Not to give in.
Not to be weak.
Not to start an addiction.
To be strong.
To be me.


The author's comments:
I've been needing a place to drop this load from my shoulders, and since no one on here really knows who I am, it seemed safe enough to do here. This isn't something I really thought out, just something I sat down and wrote one night.

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jessi GOLD said...
on Jun. 3 2010 at 10:15 pm
jessi GOLD, Nunya, Florida
15 articles 4 photos 115 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty."

thanks! my life's been crazy and ive needed to rant somewhere... so that was my ranting. glad im not the only one! =]

maRAWR GOLD said...
on Jun. 3 2010 at 4:11 pm
maRAWR GOLD, Greeley, Colorado
14 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"all you need is love" -the beatles =)

right there with you- amen =)


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