Matthew 26:41 NIV – Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
the devil whispered in his ear, please come play with me
we will have a real fun time, walk away if you don’t agree
I’ll show you the game Temptation, so many kids have played
take my hand, your life will change, please don’t be afraid
the devil spoke a bit louder, you MUST make up your mind
you know you want to join me, for our souls are intertwined
OH, the power I can show you, all your wants will be fulfilled
one does not need anything else for a better life we’ll build
the devil began screaming, if you don’t listen we are through
you must follow now or never know of the many things I do
all the happiness I can give you by letting evil take control
you shall want for nothing more, all for the price of a soul
the devil suddenly froze as the young boy turned to speak
just because I am not a grownup don’t think that I am weak
my loving parents warned me of how you deceive through hate
my belief in God is firm and strong and you are a bit too late
Written by Gary Adcock, shared with permission.
Gary Adcock has been my friend for over 50 years, going back to our days in school. Other poems by Gary can be found at allpoetry.com.