Author: Meridian Zuriel


Knowing to do good
But donít do it
Knowing to do right
But donít
Knowing to go right
But wonít
Knowing repercussions are guaranteed
But I go anyway
Knowing the aftermath isnít pretty
But I go astray
Knowing to do right
But wrong is done instead
Now the images
Wonít leave my head

Now trying to get free
But somethingís pulling at me
Leashed like a dog
A servant to slavery
Chained and bound
In a sea profound
Seeing ways out
But Iím pulled back
A locomotive
Run off track
Whipped and attacked
Because of the wisdom
That was lacked
When the door was open
That shouldíve remained closed
Now Hope is taking its time
To teach me a lesson I suppose

------- Author's Notes -------

Inspired by a sermon and Romans 7:14-24.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Ing Twi Demalah ( -- Sunday, September 25 2011, 06:07 am

Ah yes......

Our greatest battles occur within ourselves, I love this poem Meri i can deffinately relate, I always learn lessons the hardway myself. Keep writing my friend.

Meri ( -- Monday, September 26 2011, 05:44 pm

Thanks Ing.

Hey poet!

Yes. It's those hard lessons that really teach.
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