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Poem: Resist Temptation

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Poem Summary

Resist temptation is a poem about a couple who struggles in their relationship until they decide to make love a home. As they embrace the fire, chosing to be in one another's arms they win the war against the devil's temptations. They start the day with a new outlook.

"Donna Summer - True Love Survives Lyrics SHM "I'm A Rainbow - 1981"

Resist Temptation

Scorch one’s fingertips

to embrace the fire,

shelter from the wind

never felt so divine.


Capturing the sunlight in the morning

as bands of heat grow strong,

starting the day with a new perspective

making love a home.


Winning the war

against the devil’s temptations,

fleeing with honor

in one another’s arms.

Temptation usually comes in through a door that has deliberately been left open

— Arnold Glasow

"Surviving Love - by Andy Griffin"

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