Chasing

Sometimes in my ignorant rebellion,

I chase You away with chocolate and caffeine and television.

They numb the senses, soothe…no, smother the soul

With their indulgent decadence.

So seemingly innocuous,

Yet so addictive –

Like porn and liquor and heroine.

They are used in the same manner

To gain the same ends…

To gain the “I want” now

And lose the “I win” later.

So, instead, I lose a day, an hour, a year with You…

And slowly become a Christian vegetable.

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4 Comments

  1. chris said,

    September 18, 2008 at 1:46 am

    beautiful, and insightful.

    I like:

    They numb the senses, soothe…no, smother the soul

    With their indulgent decadence.

    So seemingly innocuous,

    and

    To gain the “I want” now

    And lose the “I win” later.

    So, instead, I lose a day, an hour, a year with You…

    Hey I just made some sweet haikus
    I’m going to copyright all haikus i make with your poetry ok?

  2. Sue Bohlin said,

    September 18, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Boy. This is good good stuff. May I share it with some online friends who struggle with the “‘I want’ now” and lose sight of the “‘I win’ later”?

  3. Amy said,

    September 18, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Very poignant; very powerful. My favorite lines:

    To gain the “I want” now
    And lose the “I win” later.

  4. Kris said,

    September 18, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Very nice.

    “So, instead, I lose a day, an hour, a year with You… “


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