Dance with the Devil (Sonnet V)


“I know how easy it is to get discouraged and to do that all too familiar dance with the adversary.”
-Al Fox Carraway

When you’re deep in a hole, it’s hard to climb out
Surrounded by fear, regret, and self-doubt
And lethargy, apathy threaten to consume
A dance with the devil in a burning room

Then ‘vain imaginations’ (my idol of choice)
Beckon me with a siren voice
But they’ll never fulfill me, a shallow dream fleeting
Chasing a fantasy’s so self-defeating

Snap out of it, girl! There’s so much more than this
Untangle yourself from the darkened abyss
You’re giving more space to these thoughts than you should
Lift up your head and rejoice in what’s good!

You never were meant to feel all alone
Just remember there’s hope at the end of this road

“Lift up your heads, and rejoice, and put your trust in God.”
-Mosiah 7:19

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