Denial - The Sin of Vanity

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Editorial and Opinion  |  House: Booksie Classic

DENIAL is often used as a psychological defense mechanism postulated by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence.

DENIAL - The Sin of Vanity


As our lives grind along,

 and the zest of our spirit smothers,

 and the craving for our youth forsakes us,

 and the wonders of our existence stales,

 and the miracle of love fatigues,

 and life’s early gifts wither,

 and the firmness of our bodies soften,

 and the tightness of our skin loosens,

and days pass unremembered,

only our memories comfort us.

 As much as we hope,

as much as we wish,

 as much as we want,

as much as we need,

as much as we dream,

the spring of our life will never renew.

This is the truth.

God knows it, and so do you and I,

 and it will NEVER change.


~ Edmund

Submitted: March 15, 2019

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