Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I Love You, I Hate You (two-for-two-Tues.)

I seem to love you so
And easily fall prey
To fickle wishes, wants and whims
That you cajole my way

Yes, I must love you so
These second miles I run
To satisfy your restless eye
Declares my devotion

Though your attention span
Is pathetic at best
I hunger for the nuances
Of pleasures you suggest

But oh, I hate you so
The flesh is hard to please
And never fully satisfied
With my best loyalties

Oh, yes I hate you so
The way I bow to serve
Your flighty notions and desires
Disgust my burst of nerve

Oh, how I hate you so
You war against the One
Who whispers peace, and loves me so
In spite of what I’ve done

© Janet Martin

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation:
the spirit indeed is willing,
but the flesh is weak. Matt. 26:41



  1. The verse you site is perfect for poem and me this day. Thanks Janet.

  2. Thank-you TUG. Sometimes it helps to know we are not alone in this war-fare:) I appreciate your understanding.


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