Revolution Within

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A struggle between consciousness and temptation

Submitted: August 22, 2018

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Submitted: August 22, 2018



A struggle between consciousness and temptation

a war of wits and will against tendencies and desires

Strafed by the powerful gales of passion and emotion

of mind versus body and versus soul; a flaming fire


Ascending the heights of elation of awareness

but being decidedly pulled down by deviation

The enemies within are brazen with madness

knowing not decorum, dignity nor consternation


Straddled along by the charms of pleasures

so magnifying is their draw and allure

Somehow my conscience opt for measures

to try to live a life that’s receptively pure


I hunker down in dismay; my head bent

knowing that the road would be a long one

Loads of battles to fight and of time spent

still I am perched precariously not having won


Before I could grasp and gasp a breath of air

I am faced with another enemy within, striking

it’s downright acute and I have to battle despair

for it eats from within achingly and irking


Just as I’ve overcome it, enticing avarice arise

smacking me in my gut and devouring my brain

Somehow it’s all so expected; no not a surprise

as I know the battles are endless; so is the strain


Vengeance lurks in the corner poised to strike

just waiting for my guard to be unwittingly down

It lies waiting in ambush like a mean ferocious pike

sporting a sly smirk, chilling grin and mean frown


Not too far away jealousy and envy wade

in a pool of treachery and ruthless ambition

In cahoots, is the darkness of brawny hate

digging in and steadfast in utter convolution


The battles wage on; each day becoming harder

they plunder my dignity, faith, hope and kindness

It’s saddening knowing there’s no end; I shudder

but I shall fight on; against all these ruthlessness

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