Temptation


A burning desire,
in the spur of the moment.
alluring, enticing,
holding you down like gravity.

Engulfing you like quicksand.

A persistent thought
in the back of your mind,
urging you to cross the line,
break rules, disobey, rebel.

Draining you completely.

A decision taken in haste,
thoughtless, haphazard,
ignorant, careless.

Leading you astray.

Leaving you
feeling betrayed,
depraved, and lost in sin.

* * *

“And the life of this world is nothing but play and amusement. But far better is the house in the Hereafter for those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious). Will you not then understand?”

(Surah Al-An’aam 6:32)

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