"Cravings Get The Best of Me"


Cravings get the best of me

Feel like it’s arresting me

Tryin’ to stay healthy

But my body keeps rejecting me


Searching for that fill

Of holes in heart and will

To stay on track

No looking back

Moving forward up a hill


The harder that it gets

While struggling with my mind

The doubt in my heart

Takes up all my time


Grace is freely given

It’s heavy on the heart

A secret I’ve kept hidden

Keeps me hiding in the dark


Darkness takes its toll

As light begins to fade

Trapped in a stronghold

Of sinful misbehave


Redemption comes to light

I stay on His good side

Then temptation creeps

Into my body and my mind


Repeated giving in

To the same old sin

Hopping on and off

Of the happy hope wagon


I finally come around

I see what this all means

Without the sinful nature

I wouldn’t need His peace


Bring it to me LORD

Fill up my empty space

Change this broken heart

I’ll run to win the race

  • Author: Leya Virago (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 7th, 2017 20:52
  • Comment from author about the poem: I wrote this when going through something hard.... Glad that's over!
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 29
  • User favorite of this poem: Syd.
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  • Syd

    I can relate to this virago. Although I'm not religious and not yet running to win the race. Great write - Syd

    • MaddieJ

      Thank you Syd. Your comment is appreciate and hey, you don't have to be religious to enjoy and religious peom right?! Thanks for reading!

    • FredPeyer

      Leya, this is so well written, and I remember how it feels. One step forward, two back! Well done!

      • MaddieJ

        Thanks very much Fred! Your comments are always appreciated!

      • WL Schuett

        Very nice makes me wonder what you’ve kept hidden and why it was effecting you so deeply and how you’ve overcome it ... all of which you of course don’t have to answer .. good poem Leya glad you got to a good place

        • MaddieJ

          WL, stay tuned my friend. More of my story unfolds with each of my writing pieces. It seems to naturally come out as I put the pen to the paper... Or in this case, my fingers to the keyboard.... I am so glad it intrigued you and that you care enough to wonder. I am glad to be in a good place as well! This poem was written during a rough time, but I posted it because even though I am moving on, this darkness also made me who I am today. I really wanted to share that. I also really like to mode to this poem. You can kind of read it like a rap and it starts to sound cool 🙂

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