Choosing from Two, Faced Temptations

Centered Sketch of Centered Sketcher

Choosing Still   ©Glenn Gardner 2012

Cascades of thought tumble,

Tumble, tumble

Through rivered expanses

Spanned by bridge links

Minded, mined, and mine.

A flow not sought

But caught and snagged

On senses tweaked by appetites


Thirsty pockets unfilled.

Alright, already, all right, I’ll write
And posit deposits in quiet pools.
In still reflective pools I’ll pause it
Awaiting refreshings awash
Welling up from living word springs
Cleansing, diluting, displacing filth
Percolating through parched soil
To nourish deep anchoring roots.


…You desire truth in the inward parts,

And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;

Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.  Psalm 51: 6-7

Choosing From Two Faced Temptations

Sketches by Angie Halladay who authors “This Beating Heart”

2 thoughts on “Choosing from Two, Faced Temptations

  1. nmahon55 says:

    Thank you for this beautiful and powerful analogy of two natures; the sin nature (found within every man) and the new god (divine) nature that every saved person possesses. As both natures are continually heading in opposite directions, it’s encouraging to know the new nature makes provision for victory over the old through the unbridled power of the indwelling Holy Spirit and word of God.

    Your poem is deep, moving, inspiring and thought provoking; it speaks of a pathway that indeed does journey to the deepest of places – even to the hidden places far from our understanding; penetrating not only our conscience but our hearts, ultimately depicting our most finite state for that which is given is merely the right to choose — lies or truth, darkness or light, death or life.

    The art work is beautiful and captivating arresting the soul.

    Thank you for this!

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