Robert James Smith

Veteran Poet - 1,531 Points (New York)

The Hellhound - Poem by Robert James Smith

Temptation the hellhound
is hunting me down
as I dodge through the woods
backyards, alleys and streets

On my own best behavior
I search for a savior
from haunting reminders
of failures and cheats

Whether numbing of pain
or avoidance of shame
temptation is truly
life's greatest exam

Though I do what I should
and I try to be good
temptation the hellhound
will find where I am.

Topic(s) of this poem: temptation

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 18, 2015

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