Paul Adolphus

The Path I Chose - Poem by Paul Adolphus

'I have seen what the world has to offer and have indulged in its many guilty pleasures. I have enjoyed myself immensely but the end thereof was as bitter as gall.'

Through self righteous eyes I thought my ways were right
Pursuing after vanities and all that gave my heart delight
The path I chose was pleasing in my sight
Like a nocturnal creature I ventured into the night

My wicked ways I did not want prying eyes to see
I never stopped to think what the consequences
of my actions would be
Now that I've had my fill of it all
What has it profited me?
Without warning came my sudden downfall

I toiled without relent to do iniquity
Seeking after worldly pleasures and
chasing after vanity
Who was there to stand with me
When I fell in the pit of calamity?
Was I not surrounded by many friends
When I was thriving in prosperity?
But a fool I was not to accept correction
When warned about my stupidity
My stubborn heart only led to disaster
And I learned a lesson in humility

Everything was meaningless and all in vain
I gave into the world when there was nothing to gain
The work of my hands brought upon me
guilt, regret and shame
After all that's said and done I only have myself to blame

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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