Beware of Immoral Wells

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This is a poem I wrote (in the form of a play) in an attempt to illustrate one husband’s “fall” into adultery:

The immoral seductress. The other woman. The adulteress. The mistress. She appears to have it all. She is an illusion and appears to be beautiful; but upon closer inspection, she’s just a big deceptive mess waiting to lure in a willing husband away from his wife.

Husband: There is something
More for me
On the other side
////////////////////
Of stinging feelings
And sour resentments.

Wife: Mostly he needs to find a way around his pride.

Husband: What’s one more secret to hide?
(So he walks around the gate
and the devil makes sure he finds her.
Because the enemy knows–
he can snare a man by presenting him with
a forbidden desire.)

Kohl-rimmed
Doe-eyes and
Gleaming words filled with molten venom
and poisonous promises.
Her disposable laughter
and ever-ready embrace
pave the way to her tomb.
An immoral seductress’ womb
is a treacherous, slippery, moss-laden
TOMB.

A symphony of syncopated sin.

She’s like a well–
Foolish men pause to toss their worth in.
They fail to realize
they traded their souls for a worthless moment.

Now, one’s standing at the bottom
In a puddle of cold regret.

He tries to climb up
But his shoes have no traction.
The way out is what the seductress’s charms
Have caused him to forget.

He clasps his hands together
In repentant prayer.
Because of all the lies.
Layer upon leveled layer.

“Lord, help me get out of here. Get me out of this mess I’m in!”

He looks up to see his wife lowering a knotted rope.
He cries out to Jesus for the strength to climb!
He thanks God for the love his wife tied into each knot
Each prayer she lifted on his behalf.

As the fresh air fills his lungs,
His wife helps him climb out!
Over the well’s wall.

Husband shouts while embracing his wife: “I LOVE YOU!!! NOW Grab me the shovel!!!
HURRY!!!
With gravel and dirt, they block off the path to the well.
“I will never travel that path ever again.
I ALMOST LOST MY LIFE!!!!! MY SOUL TO THIS SIN!!!
Outside our gates, dear, are all sorts of immoral wells,
But I will never fall back in!!!!!!”

God says~ 1John 1:9 “If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].”

Proverbs 7: “7 My son, keep my words; lay up within you my commandments [for use when needed] and treasure them.
2 Keep my commandments and live, and keep my law and teaching as the apple (the pupil) of your eye.
3 Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Say to skillful and godly Wisdom, You are my sister, and regard understanding or insight as your intimate friend—
5 That they may keep you from the loose woman, from the adventuress who flatters with and makes smooth her words.
6 For at the window of my house I looked out through my lattice.
7 And among the simple (empty-headed and emptyhearted) ones, I perceived among the youths a young man void of good sense,
8 Sauntering through the street near the [loose woman’s] corner; and he went the way to her house
9 In the twilight, in the evening; night black and dense was falling [over the young man’s life].
10 And behold, there met him a woman, dressed as a harlot and sly and cunning of heart.
11 She is turbulent and willful; her feet stay not in her house;
12 Now in the streets, now in the marketplaces, she sets her ambush at every corner.
13 So she caught him and kissed him and with impudent face she said to him,
14 Sacrifices of peace offerings were due from me; this day I paid my vows.
15 So I came forth to meet you [that you might share with me the feast from my offering]; diligently I sought your face, and I have found you.
16 I have spread my couch with rugs and cushions of tapestry, with striped sheets of fine linen of Egypt.
17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
18 Come, let us take our fill of love until morning; let us console and delight ourselves with love.
19 For the man is not at home; he is gone on a long journey;
20 He has taken a bag of money with him and will come home at the day appointed [at the full moon].
21 With much justifying and enticing argument she persuades him, with the allurements of her lips she leads him [to overcome his conscience and his fears] and forces him along.
22 Suddenly he [yields and] follows her reluctantly like an ox moving to the slaughter, like one in fetters going to the correction [to be given] to a fool or [a]like a dog enticed by food to the muzzle
23 Till a dart [of passion] pierces and inflames his vitals; then like a bird fluttering straight into the net [he hastens], not knowing that it will cost him his life.
24 Listen to me now therefore, O you sons, and be attentive to the words of my mouth.
25 Let not your heart incline toward her ways, do not stray into her paths.
26 For she has cast down many wounded; indeed, all her slain are a mighty host.
27 Her house is the way to Sheol (Hades, the place of the dead), going down to the chambers of death.”

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