Don’t tempt me with your calories
A promise of fulfilment, taste-buds piqued.
Don’t tempt me with your charisma,
A smile playing on your lips
(God I’m easy to sway)
‘Lead us not into temptation’
Said no rebel ever.
Deliver us from evil
The chants of the school dinner hall
With every kid daydreaming
An imagination of temptation
To take them away from the every day.
Don’t tempt me with your promises
The dreams that move out of my reach
Don’t tempt me with money or fame
The promise of eternal youth
Of twelve hours of sleep
‘I can resist everything except temptation’
Said Oscar Wilde
(as he worked his way through the deadly, wonderful sins)
I resist those with ugly minds. And ugly hearts.
Climate change deniers
I resist those who don’t agree with me
(I don’t want to admit that I might be wrong)
So don’t tempt me with your facts. Or tweets
Or fake news.
Don’t tempt me with your lies.
Don’t tempt me with brilliance.
With flattery, with praise.
I’ll fall for it like always
Like I fall for shoes, for wine
For cereal with chocolate milk.
Temptation always get me
Love, dreams, stories. Your eyes.
So don’t tempt me
It’s too tempting