F O L L Y

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Folly is this impulse that enticingly compels us to do what we know to be wrong. How does one overcome folly?

Submitted: June 06, 2019

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FOLLY

Folly, I despise you, but truth be told,
you are enticing and lovely to behold.
You were Adam and Eve's big mistake; 
of your poisoned delight I won't partake.

Folly, you are the eternal forbidden fruit, 
enchanting like the sound of the flute,
but you are to my soul the kiss of death,
you, the skillful robber of man's breath.

Folly, getting rid of you is proving to be hard.
Don't you know from my life you are barred?
I know how this ends, I won't take the chance;
no, you may not, and will not, have this dance.

Folly, you keep ringing my heart's door bell,
because you know my Achilles' heel too well;
but I resist you, you, evil child of Lucifer;
thus, to my Heavenly Father's wisdom I defer.

 

Poem by Ernst Louis

Image by Rondell Melling from Pixabay

 


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