The Enemy Within


Once a prevailing ordinary days…

The same people, same places and same self.

A routine that could bore a  dashing, sassy lass.

A dullsville life enkindle the wolf to engage.

Saw it coming, never been bothered,  fascinated even more.

Enchanted and enthralled by its flowery language.

It enslaved the reasons and empathy within.

A once green, now a rotten leaves freely fall to its self extinction.

Blame the mundane! A humdrum  existence!

No! It’s not!

Condemn the comrade! A buddy! An intruder!

No! It’s you! It’s within!

A wretched unguarded warrior engulfed in sin and lies.

Would you tarry? Bury self? Savor iniquity?

A promised, craved life is beyond reach.

Would you exchange? Give in? Unmindful?

There is more to life than glamour, leisure and gratification.

There is more to self than beauty, pleasure and deviation.

When life is lamentable… be grateful for the sunshine.

When self is ravaged … appreciate your smiles.

There’s no coward if  you’re armed by His words.

… no losers if you’re filled by His love.

There will always be an answer to the emptiness within.

… invade the self, seize and secure by His love.

Remember you are more than  conquerors because of Him!



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3 comments on “The Enemy Within”

  1. Hello Sally,
    My name is Maia, and I’m 16. I have been looking at Christian blogs this past year, and am seeking ways to bring light in this season of testing. I just happened to stop by your website yesterday, and read two of your poems. These are very insightful and creative. I love Christians who use their creativity to glorify God in everything they do. I have also used writing as an instrument in my faith since the coronavirus began. If you would like, I could send you samples of my works, and, if possible, publish it on your page. If you ever need encouragement or someone to talk to, I will be sneaking on your page regularly.
    I pray that you will continue to grow and mature in your walk with Jesus as we continue to stand strong against the kingdom of Satan! 🙂

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