To Indulge


It is often thought a dirty thing
Especially when
It is considered sensible, wise
To deny those impulses
To forsake
To renounce
When all that is needed
Is a bit of discipline in delight
Restraint and revelry in equal measure
Urges denied find ugly ways to rise from where they are buried
Honest joy in ecstasy is the more prudent path
But perhaps I am immature
If so
Then I thank the gods for allowing my immaturity

Song choice: I Got You (I Feel Good) by James Brown
This poem was created from a prompt offered by Magaly Guerrero for NaPoWriMo (Day 3: Indulgences)

28 comments:

  1. Get Up off a THAT thing! Urges denied come soon enough, feel every second and Live!
    Thank you for getting my heart pumping with Mr. Brown! xDebi

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    1. Good music to groove to is an indulgence I love sharing :)

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    1. Yeah, I couldn't resist the double entendres, but isn't that what indulgence is all about? Giving in to those whims?

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  3. Disciplin in delight! Definitely makes the delight more delightful! Good thoughts, good words!

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  4. I firmly believe that allowing ourselves to do things that make us happy is important for overall health. So keep keeping on!

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    1. Absolutely! I think I'd go mad(der) otherwise.

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  5. *holds Rommy's hand and skips down the path of immaturity* :D XXX

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  6. If to miss the best tastes is to grow up, then I shall be forever a child.

    *joins hands with Gina and Rommy and the skipping and tasting goes on*

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    1. Now it's a threesome, heh, heh...

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  7. Grandpa used to say, "Never give-up on a good notion."

    Maturity is just one step away from rot.

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    1. Sin can taste much better that smug piety.

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  9. A tiny hint of naughtiness atop your usual serving of good words. Nice work, Rommy.

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  10. Hee hee thanks I love this! I sometimes feel weird being a fashion addict and someone who hates our money economy and wants to live a simpler life!

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    1. I love the pictures of beautiful clothes you put up on Facebook! And I can totally understand the paradox!

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    1. I'll sing it from the mountaintop - or a least from a cozy cafe snuggled up with my honey

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  12. Maturity is much over rated, hang on to immaturity as long as you can, savour all the delights you chose with the wide eyed innocence of the young.

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  13. There is something sacred in unbounded joy. I say, indulge!

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