Sunday, September 07, 2008

One single impression: Defenses Down

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Defenses Down?

Go home
that's where I am wanting to go
go home, go home

Don't stop
just once perhaps will do no harm
don't stop, won't stop

I can't
'though all's so yummy enticing
I can't, I can't

I mustn't
Just a quick little tasty snack
I mustn't, I mustn't

I know
the family awaits, dogs as well
I know, I know

My home
it's calling me, please come right now
my home, my home

One bite
won't hurt, no one will ever know
one bite, that's all

At last
the last dark mile awaits me now
at last, at last

I've kept
my defenses up, up so good
I've kept, I've kept

I'm pure
not straying from where I should go
I'm pure, I'm pure

. . . . . . . . .

Don't let
please don't let your defenses down
don't let, don't let

You can
keep your defenses up, you can
so pure, stay pure

Tag: Jim's OSI

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At Saturday, September 06, 2008 9:24:00 PM, Blogger Sandee said...

My husband can never pull this one off. He eats a ton on the way home. Bless his heart. Have a great day Jim. :)

At Sunday, September 07, 2008 12:16:00 AM, Blogger spacedlaw said...

Temptation is a terrible thing and yet this made me smile.

At Sunday, September 07, 2008 2:31:00 AM, Blogger Edward S Gault said...

From the photos it looks like your defenses didn't stay up-
Delicious dish though.>
Nice work!
Thank yopu for sharing this.
(now if you'll excuse me, I gotta get to the fridge)

At Sunday, September 07, 2008 6:19:00 AM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Ah, temptation....not always a bad thing.

At Sunday, September 07, 2008 10:08:00 AM, Blogger sgreerpitt said...

I love this, both poignant and humorous, to those of us who do not keep our defenses up on the way home.

At Sunday, September 07, 2008 11:34:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim ~ I see that I'm not the only one expounding upon temptation. Whether it's an American Viburnum tempting the songbirds with her autumn bounty, or a hungry traveler succumbing to the blandishments of roadside eateries, it's all about temptation.

Well done! I enjoyed it all... the journey, suspense, photos and the final reward.

And, (P.S.), thanks for your visit~ ~Deb

At Sunday, September 07, 2008 11:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's humor and desperation here - good response to the prompt!

At Sunday, September 07, 2008 2:31:00 PM, Blogger Kathie Brown said...

Staying pure for a home cooked meal or is this a metaphor for faithfulness to your spouse or partner? However, it made me think of a program I saw this week about people with Orthorexia, a condition where they will only eat raw and pure food to such an extent that if eventually kills them! Oh my!

At Sunday, September 07, 2008 2:37:00 PM, Blogger Raven said...

Well, alas, I can really relate to this. I don't even have to leave the house to go through similar struggles.

At Sunday, September 07, 2008 4:52:00 PM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

I could never resist. Luckily I'm not on the road any more.
You highlight the dilemma nicely.

At Monday, September 08, 2008 2:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said... honest and wonderful..many thanks

At Monday, September 08, 2008 10:04:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

The dialog of this piece is wonderfully well done. Great use of the prompt words.

At Tuesday, September 09, 2008 4:29:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hilarious. :D i love it. :)

At Tuesday, September 09, 2008 9:04:00 AM, Blogger Patois42 said...

Oh so very funny, Jim! So did you just stop to get the picture or did you give in? Your poem says "no"; your photo says "yes."

At Tuesday, September 09, 2008 6:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was very good!!!...

At Tuesday, September 09, 2008 9:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah, home cooked meal indeed. :) looks great. :) i love that it has tomatoes, but i like even more that it has rice. quite appealing to the asian that i am. :)


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