Willpower

Willpower

A Poem by Tabby Mac

They are in the shadows
Watching, waiting, anticipating
Lurking, searching
Looking to pounce
But, not in a hurry
Slowly and surely
A confident stride
As they step inside
When your lonely, or not your best
When you see a pretty lady or handsome gent
When another has what you expect
When you lack someone's respect
That's when they take their chance
That's when they start their dance
Once in your head like a fast sprouting seed
They marinate,
Then multiply,
They start to succeed
Deeper and deeper they take you
How far sometimes one never knows
Before its too late that is
When a one night stand finds you alone
Or your marriage is broken as well as your home
A friend is lost
And at what cost?
A thought wouldn't you say?
That is how it all started...
This dismay.
Can we give ourselves that much credit?
To think such things even when we had never said it?
Where was the thought birthed?
That is my question?
And how did it lead into action?
I am implying. Yes, you are right.
What if these thoughts are brought on by
Well...let's call them sprites
Silly yes,
maybe absurd...
Call it then a little bird!
Something had to plant it there!!
It's like it appeared out of no where!
But either way I think we can agree...
That, a stronger mind there must be!

© 2017 Tabby Mac



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The willpower to resist all that tempts each and and everyone. The strength to see the difference between which will lose and which will gain. Once embroiled in the consequence it's origin so difficult to find. Very well done!

Posted 2 Days Ago


Tabby Mac

2 Days Ago

Yes!!! Thank you! I appreciate you for stopping by!
Tabby
I love your writing as much as your smile.
Sometimes we fall into our own emotional traps.
Good read.

Posted 6 Days Ago


Tabby Mac

6 Days Ago

Awe! Thank you Dr. SA you flatter me!
I’m grateful for your encouragements and your review!.. read more
When I read this, I'm getting the personification of impropriety as "They". Not sure if it was intended, but I sure do like it!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Tabby Mac

1 Month Ago

You got it! Emphasis on our choices. And that we are all tempted by something. What will we do? But .. read more
Love this! Very inquisitive

Posted 1 Month Ago


A salutary lesson indeed as you describe the need for strength and all of the temptations that challenge our resolve.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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BBP
I really really enjoyed this. It describes any kind of addiction or sinful act... this bounced like a song. Nice job

Posted 2 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

2 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement!! It’s one of my favorites this one! A little bit o.. read more
BBP

2 Months Ago

It’s a great one! 🤗 you incorporated the playfulness perfectly
Yes, that little inner voice, incessantly whispering, nagging away and grows stronger as our confidence and self esteem gradually ebbs, knowing these negative emotions can prevent us from fully maximising our potential!

Grasp the nettle and have faith in your ability, the surefire way to exorcise those irksome demons, they will soon move on and 'bug' someone else!

A fine philosophical, character building poem, superb indeed my friend!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

3 Months Ago

Thank you for your thoughts my friend! All true! Tabby
YOUR FAMOUS!!! I ALSO SHARED TWICE SAYING, SHE'S FAMOUS!! F*****G GOT IT RIGHT! (I DID!)LIKE ALL THE WAY DOWN, I READ YOUR LYRICAL WAY/WRITING, SINGING IT. IT WAS FINE.. ALL THE WAY DOWN LOL.YOU WRITE LIKE YOU ARE ALREADY FAMOUS. YES/?

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Tabby Mac

3 Months Ago

You are cracking me up!! Your reviews ROCK!!! Thank you so much!! I just write it how I feel it!! Lo.. read more
I think the way to deal with thoughts is to just let them be, and not break our heads thinking where they would have come from.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

3 Months Ago

I agree with you! But, a fun little twist don’t you think? The key to your shared thoughts is to, .. read more
Amazing

Posted 3 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

3 Months Ago

Thank you!
Tabby

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