Friday, April 12, 2019

The Art of Temptation...

PAD Challenge day 12: For today’s prompt, take the phrase “The Art of (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem

Thought presents a small suggestion
Just a whim, ever-so-slight
Then it softens shock with logic
That would justify one bite

Thoughts defends with good intention
To soothe Guilt with Reason’s ruse
Where This Master of Invention
Hones the old art of Excuse

Then, before Conscience can triumph
Over evil’s well-dressed vice
Thought entices with nice visions
That will blind us to the price

Preying on Want’s thirst for pleasure
Thought twists truth, ever-so-slight
As its tests the best-laid logic
With the promise of delight

© Janet Martin

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