Treasure Island

Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Temptations Conveniently Hidden


It doesn't always pay to stay up-to-date,
And fresh with a keeping abreast...
Of the current fashion craze raising eyebrows.
Or what today is considered to be the 'latest'...
That introduces the next phase of an ongoing rage.
Since even today there are some with beliefs,
Emailing, cellphones and texting are passing fads.
And downloading sex is something done by sinners.

'Will I be forgiven...
If I carry my temptations,
Conveniently hidden in my pocket? '

There are so many still afraid and stuck in yesterday.
And anything mentioned brought to their attention,
That another considers they should focus upon and comprehend...
Immediately becomes something some find to be offensive.
With defense mechanisms taken to protect,
Concepts of correctness and standards valued left...
Dusting but kept to address,
When those 'Use to be' days are topics of discussion..

Submitted: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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  • Reyvrex Questor Reyes (8/8/2012 1:44:00 AM)

    Temptations conveniently hidden in my pocket? I like that line. How about stashed in My Favorites or in the Contacts Directory? (lol) Nice poem you have. Here's what I say on the topic:

    Virtue And The Beast

    To run, we could from threats besetting us
    But naught we do for demons from within
    Their obstacles laid on the paths we pass
    Dictate the rise and fall our lives contain

    Virtue does to a woman bind desire
    When dreams of wayward thrills it would suppress
    As though alarm when hearts are set afire
    It screams out loud should she unzips her dress

    Monsters and ghouls are far removed in woods
    If there be what the heart so truly dreads
    In man is beast lurking in murky moods
    Knows many arms and sleeps in many beds. (Report) Reply

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