The Deceptive Beauty


Oh, the deceptive beauty of sin

The devil’s design to entice us in.

The evil one, that father of lies,

Does rejoice as our resolve dies.


He strives hard our minds to fool,

That he may impose his evil rule.

Trying to keep the dark of night,

And make wrong to appear right.


Breaking the years of devotions

He plays on fears and emotions.

And good men will be lead astray,

When they forget how to pray.


How easily the eye is deceived,

As the lies we start to believe.

When we listen to lying words,

Forgetting God’s promise heard.


Carl A. Gooch ~ 23 July 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE–Other than separating lines and stanzas, the poem is as received from Carl.

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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