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Battle with the Evil Tempter
by E T Waldron

Friday, September 28, 2007
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I know you well, you come in playful ways to
beguile an innocent child, shape-shifting
into family and friends your wickedness has
no end, your tenebrous shadow ready to pounce
to demean and denounce you don't give an ounce

I know your game, to show me  you're still boss
to instill doubt, make me think I'm at a loss,to
be rid of you,  everytime I fly too high you clip
my wings, pull me into the abyss with your
tempters kiss.You know all my weak spots,how to
make me hot you stoke all the fires of my passion
without ration, deceiving me into thinking I have 
 a right to anything I desire.

You offer a plethora of  gifts,beauty, fortune, fame
we take, too greedy to remember your fake name.
you strike when I'm at my weakest, and I let you
have your way, until my senses return to see how
you have darkened my day.

That's when the battle starts, I have to break away from your spell, I can't let you keep me a prisoner in your hell, you are so dark and drear,  abominable evil one, I let you keep me from the sun, once again I must gird up to fight.
Praying I can find my way back to the light.
I cry out:

"Begone pernicious one,in the name of the Almighty Son", and once again the battle is won!   Will I ever learn?


PS  This is my not battle, sorry it is not happening to me,at this time!;-) 

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Reviewed by jude forese 9/30/2007
evil comes in many disguises ... that battle is won when its is disrobed ...
Reviewed by Patricia Bankhead (Reader) 9/28/2007
Begone pernicious one,in the name of the Almighty Son", and once again the battle is won....Amen!!!
Great write...thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/28/2007
Ominous presence with presents. It's hard to walk away with your head held high, when all you know is being belittled to the point you believe you can never do it on your own.

A most insightful write. Glad this isn't happening to you at this time.
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 9/28/2007
A most true observation, done in your inimitable style, E.T.
Reviewed by Joyce Devenish 9/28/2007
I think I have been there. I am so glad it's not your battle, or mine at this time. Good write...Love ...Joyce
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/28/2007
I hope those that are experiencing that battle do win it and feel better in the end, glad it isnt your battle...Keep in touch, Rufuz
Reviewed by Miss Pandora 9/28/2007
My how you have grasped how the dark side can taunt, tempt and jeer at how mortal we are - and with one short, swift blow it is so forcibly ejected. It's relentless I think but the strength of the Word and Spirit closes this piece with one mighty swipe. Superbly crafted my dear friend. Love to you, Imp ;)x
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 9/28/2007
I think everyone goes through this battle at some point. That's the blessing, and curse, of free will.
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 9/28/2007
Extremely Good One!! Satan is extremely sneaky just fails to see the big picture, his own demise.

Brava Eileen, Brava!!!!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/28/2007
What Satan fails to realize is that we already HAVE the victory; we have it in the Saving Blood of Jesus Christ! Yet it is Satan who is trying to seek and destroy; he won't stop at nothing; but God has the last laugh on Satan because Satan has ALREADY lost! Good one, Eileen; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 9/28/2007
It seems the evil one knows all too well our weaknesses and that's when he comes in for the kill. It's good to know that there is a higher and far stronger power on your side ready to help at a moments call, well done Eileen, love Holly
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 9/28/2007
Interesting pen,enjoyed...Hugssssssss
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/28/2007
Nothing like a good, old-fashioned free-for-all in the name of the One . . .
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/28/2007
Wow! You weave quite a dark and horrid tale here, Tiger Lily. I hope the dark days are quickly replaced with bright and sunny ones.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/28/2007

There will be temptation. At least while Satan is in control of the world. BUT! We have victory over him, because...Jesus is in control of our HEART! Begone, devil, in the Son's Name! The Name above all names: you gotta bow to Him! He ain't gonna do that, he's gonna flee! Heehee! GLORY! (Sorry, got carried away LOL)

As you know, we will fall (again and again and...); we just need to repent and try to do better. God allows U-turns. :)

Hope this helps: you paint the daily struggle we have. We have free will: we can do Creator's will, or ours. Ours ain't gonna save us. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. *MWAH!* and prayers
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