poetry by j matthew waters

lead us not into temptation

against all odds you are born into
a world that spins relentlessly
flashing both brilliance
and complete darkness

in matter of minutes you acquire
a lifetime of knowledge by visiting
the garden that for centuries
had failed so many

serpent pretends to be your friend
plucking fruit and promising you
a kingdom you cannot see
neither in this world
nor possibly the next

you reach out for a taste
but suddenly pull away
realizing that by giving in
innocence would be destroyed

august two thousand sixteen
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5 thoughts on “lead us not into temptation

  1. Really love the first stanza – beautiful!

  2. I think that sometimes we should fall into temptation…

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