Temptations have me surrounded,
and keep on beckoning in the night.
My moral compass has been hounded-
for approval to disobey what’s right.
I’ve been flirting with the Devil,
he has his lusty hooks in me.
When in my thirst for sin, I revel,
as if I’m drinking from the sea.
I wonder why it feels so good,
and at the same time feels so wrong.
I like it more then I know I should,
my dopamine is flowing strong.
So, I close my eyes and reset now,
a deep inhalation clears my mind.
Will my rationale now disallow-
these pleasures of the blind?
One moment, my eyes snap open-
to see the truth upon it all.
Then blissfully in ignorance,
my heavy lids begin to fall.
Inner conflicts of mine – be damned!
Perhaps tomorrow I’ll do things right.
These sinful embers have been fanned,
To keep me warm for one more night.