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Topic: Escape (01/02/06)
TITLE: My Inner Rhapsody
By B Brenton
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Divided into six humanly parts; a sonnet of admitted sin.
The realization of my shortcomings
I don't want to escape my destiny
But lusts often gain control of me
Promised much, I'd give my soul
Yet still I waste time in this hole...
My secret corner of the universe
I like it here, where the air is moist
Action and romance and adventure taken hoist
Dressed up with dreamy lights, mistletoe
Shooting stars MY ESCAPE and cupids' arrows
Virtual reality posing what's revolting, sickening
Throwing my life away on a mere whim
All through this truth, my mind holds fast
To all it's lies designed to last
My head is filled IS HERE with tales of fun
Worldly fantasies instead of Word from above...
But yet... hope?
A golden light of truth prevails
Sparkling diamond with a promise to cure my ails
But I block it out, sinking into a pit of destitute
Jesus' sacrifice lain under my shoes...
Reasoning again. Looking for righteousness inside a lie.
It hardly seems like it's a sin
But it's written: don't waste your time on frivolous things
The days are evil, but inside my head
Dreaming, morphing, fantasizing, being led...
Still... I know there's something wrong.
Selfish thoughts reliving first loves
Pure, undefiled worship flies away like the doves,
That Jesus released but I too am captive here
Although my escape, I'm not living in fear,
Like I ought to, of what's righteous and true
Am I the only one -- does this sound like you?
There's always a way out.
Your imagination is a comfort, a magical place
But have the 'mind of Christ' don't make my mistake
The world is TRUE ESCAPE a pit of slithering snakes
But hiding inside yourself is no escape
You must venture out with truth from above...
Fix ALL your IS NEAR thoughts on heaven -
don't trip, don't fall
don't stumble, don't crawl
There's just one thing that can save you.
The real deal
The all in all...
It starts with an L and ends with a OVE.
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