The Trappings

Allure is sharp pain

it cuts through my whole being

demands satiety.

It is powerful enough

to separate me from others.

Addictive power

binds me to pursuits

not so ethical,

drives me round the bend

to the allure of success.

Success is the goal

of every living being.

Who wants to give up

intoxicating power

and the lure of a kingdom?

Power is a tool

to do all the right things

without pressure.

The allure will never die

for a fair and just life.

Tanka series inspired by Colleen Chesebro at

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge-34


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