The Day I Survived

I was certainly tempted

By the offer presented

It took all of my strength to refuse

“Escape from the darkness

And all of life’s harshness”

It seemed almost too good to be true


You were in quite a hurry

To finish things early

And get the deal over the line

It was your desperation

That curbed my temptation

And sent you away with your contract unsigned


I was seconds away

From dying that day

From leaving all my pain behind

But instead I remember

That day in November

Always as “the Day I Survived”


Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: temptation

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