Self-Denied, Satisfied and Crucified

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This is another work written to accompany art by Rougepriest of this site.  He is a very talented artist and poet.  Thank you, Dan, for the inspiration and use of your work.

Self-Denied, Satisfied and Crucified



Living lives of selfish pride,
Telling lies unjustified.
Tethered by lines that forever bind.
Severing ties that cloud one's mind.
Reaching for futures once left behind,
Searching for answers one hopes to find.

The worth of existence is characterised,
By a desire and persistence to capitalize.
One's power and resistance to sanctify,
The honor and sustenance they realize.
That forge a consistence emphasized,
By truth and conviction conceptualized.

Exertion of discipline, self-denied,
Personal resolve, determined pride.
Self-respect, a spiritual side,
Others detect and try to abide.
Tithes that connect and coincide,
Eyes that reflect what burns inside.

A fascination with the opposite sex,
A realization of what comes next.
Envisioning a gender's private parts,
Is where physical attraction usually starts.
A desire to touch a forbidden fruit,
Could cause the other to follow suit.

A climax worth effort, is a goal satisfied,
It may last forever, or never be tried.
Knowing one's limits is knowing one's mind,
Self-discipline exhibits control hard to find.
Satisfaction sustained does damage in time,
Self-gratification remains the simplest kind.

God gave mankind the ability to enjoy,
The pleasures one's body readily employs.
It's the gift of Mother Nature's romantic joy,
The rift that Lucifer so blatantly deploys.
It's the power of temptation that lured even Christ.
Eternal damnation, the Devil's devise.

If Angels and Aliens were left to decide,
Would Jesus have suffered, been crucified?
Only God knows the true worth of men,
The power of conviction and sentence for sin.
The lure of lust and the penchant to win,
Righteousness begins where immorality ends.



Copyright © October 2009
Kevin Mooney


   
   


 

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knight4696 commented on Self-Denied, Satisfied and Crucified

11-18-2009

Whoa ... The rhyme master strikes again!! This poem is fantastic and it's great that you could find so much in RP's artwork and match it so well in this poem! A definate gift and true talent! Great Job Kev!! Ken

rougepriest commented on Self-Denied, Satisfied and Crucified

11-05-2009

well ya matched the poem with the artwork pretty well, the river of screaming pussies and the angel birthed from the planet itself and the hardon for those sitting on the fence, and the ufo connection to it all, great job!

Tempestlady commented on Self-Denied, Satisfied and Crucified

11-03-2009

Well, well, well, you have a christian side. who would of guessed. The rhyme was sorry to say kinda monotonous. The rhythm was fine, the message was right on time. Love to read you anytime. Have to tell you I loved the line about envisioning private parts, made me laugh. Not so easy to do. Write on.....

ginga commented on Self-Denied, Satisfied and Crucified

11-03-2009

Mooney, This poem is a fantastic litany of mankind. The rhyming is stupendous and I am impressed how you covered all the bases of temptation, indulgences, and sin. ginga

photochick commented on Self-Denied, Satisfied and Crucified

11-02-2009

kmooney !!!! i have so missed your work great poem so much truth such power in this one and the art is breathe taking I love how you take something so grand and write about it your a true artist poet love your poetry cant wait to catch up on all of it this was a very strong piece great job and very thought provoking to the reader thanks for the chance to read it

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