The Lust of the World

Your sickly sweet allure creeps menacingly
just below the surface of my conscience,

Gently wooing me with your insidious promises
and your deceptive charm,

You make me believe that I need you
and that I’m not whole without you,

When in reality, your selfish lies cut deep
and your callous whispers
of seduction
leave me broken hearted
and alone.

– 2009 –

“Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions.

These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.”

– 1 John 2:15-17 (NLT)