SabreLi

Tempest Of Temptation

 

We had it made, we had it all
Nothing could come in between us until the siren called
I heard her warning, saw the signs
But she poisoned you against me and filled your head with lies

While you stood by and ignored my pleas I continued to fight
But little by little she stole you from me just like a thief in the night

Her tempest of temptation broke through your floodgates
And drinking her seduction made you forget your mistakes
So I can understand
Why you’d want to hold her hand
But the crutch you think is temporary has her own demands

I saw her coming from miles off
It was as if in slow motion but it wasn’t slow enough
Like ships in the night we capsized
As she sabotaged the lighthouse and led us to our demise

Before long she stood upon our wreckage as we had lost the fight
She stole you away despite my objections just like a thief in the night

Her tempest of temptation broke through your floodgates
And drinking her seduction made you forget your mistakes
So I can understand
Why you’d want to hold her hand
But the crutch you think is temporary has her own demands

Temptation does not relent
To be satisfied with her loot does not make her content
She’ll take it all; your dying breath
And you will give it blindly not knowing she is death

Copyright © SabreLi

 

Comments8

  • Daniel

    I have known many addicts, and know the terrible toll it takes on all those close to them. A great poem, well done!

    • SabreLi

      Thank you Daniel - it is unfortunate when people succumb to something so destructive, when most have no intention of allowing it to hold so much control over their life. So sad xx

    • Tony36

      Awesome write

      • SabreLi

        Thanks for your support again Tony! 😀 xx

        • Tony36

          Welcome

        • WriteBeLight

          It is a temporary fix that leaves permanent damages. Excellent job.

          • SabreLi

            So true - people think 'it's just this one', or, 'it won't be for long', but before they know it addiction has taken over far more than their life... their death too 🙁 xx

          • Vic E

            A cautionary poem. Excellent!

            • SabreLi

              Thanks Vic, for reading and commenting 🙂 xx

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks for sharing SABRE and a timely warning for the Holiday Season when (in my humble opinion) the WINE always flows too freely. For people who can't control their intake they will end up making a drunken mistake which could ruin the whole future. Some will drive and kill themselves and others. Because ALCOHOL is a SOCIAL DRUG many people (especially the Young are unaware just how lethal (and addictive) it is ~ before it is too late ! Thanks for caring ~ BRIAN

              • SabreLi

                Thanks, Brian, yes I thought it an appropriate time to share this one with the wine flowing freely this time of year! xx

              • Quemis

                Great poem, I feel like the lines could be shorter for a better bounce, but great piece none the less.

                : ) good job.

                • SabreLi

                  Thanks for your feedback 🙂 xx

                • Faith_01

                  I love what you wrote its written well 😊

                  • SabreLi

                    Thanks Faith 🙂 xx

                  • LIGHT WARRIOR

                    Amazing brilliant work as usual...this could be said about any drug I would think and it also could be about a bitch who takes your man somehow...I love how you write ..I always am captivated..xx:)

                    • SabreLi

                      Thanks Pharaoh, that means alot to me! 😀 Yes it does read as a loved one being stolen away by another person which is part of what I like most about it. Sometimes what I write is part of such a narrow niche that it's good to have duality so it can be appreciated by a wider audience. xx

                      • LIGHT WARRIOR

                        Yes if course..it's what makes brilliant writing..you are one if my favorite writers on this site



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