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Twixt Duty and Desire

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John Yaws
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0 posted 10-19-1999 08:19 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Twixt Duty and Desire

Sometimes we tend to meet some one
Who fans an inner fire;
And then we run the gauntlet twixt
Our duty and desire.

On one hand there is need to go-
To run and to obtain-
Yet speaks a quiet inner voice-
“It carries too much pain”.

There burns a raging furnace-
Deep within one’s soul-
From whence there comes the tragic tales
Of lust which life controls.

The broken homes and shattered lives-
To which no one aspires-
Are payment full for choices made-
Twixt duty and desires.

The vows do say, “Till death do part”-
And therein lies the beauty-
Desires are held in check by vows-
Those vows impose a duty.

Tis far too easy to give way-
To fleeting, fading lusts-
But vows and duty do impose
A lasting sacred trust.

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Live large, people!
~GS~

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1 posted 10-19-1999 08:23 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Words to live by, gs. Another excellent offering.


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Absolutely beautiful! It couldn't have been said any better!

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