Never! Said I

I would never do that.
No, never! Said I.
Horrified, confident, righteous within.

Never? He said
with a gleam in his eye.
Perhaps, yes perhaps, and yet.

This little thing?
What about this small little thing?

Oh, that? That's nothing.
Said I with a grin.

That surely won't matter
in the vast scope of life.
So yes, I'll do that and enjoy.

Well, what about this?
Just a teensy bit larger.
And the pleasure is much larger still.

Oh, that? That's still nothing.
Said I, standing tall.

This too, doesn't matter
it surely won't hurt
those around me or go against God's will.

Said he with the gleam
You're so close, just look
at what could be savored and gained.

I turned 'round
and suddenly saw with despair
my righteousness lying in shreds.

I did it, yes did it.
How could I? Said I.
with shock and confusion within.

Your confidence blinded.
Said he with the gleam.
You trusted in self not in Him.


  1. Wow! Worth waiting for, Elizabeth- thank you!!

  2. Beautiful! Really, very touching!

    1. Thank you for your encouragement. I always feel much more vulnerable when posting poetry rather than prose!