Refrain from courting the seductive enticement
Of the dastardly but evidently harmful trap,
For attendant to and within the darkness of the pit
Lie ills of ruinous and horrendous proportion.
Although alluring it may appear, as it beckons
With the tantalizing aroma of feigned attraction,
Endeavour not to accept its deceptive invitation
Wherein disaster of certain takes sure habitation.
Rather, with resolve, listen and follow ardently
Wisdom’s refrain, and pursue ye so earnestly
The alternative promise of hope’s true reality,
And that which is patently of responsible order.
For even though it, may emerge and fully unfold
Only whence its dawning is but timely and due, the
Persisting triumph, over that ominous snare, which
Loomed so treacherously to derail the benign spirit,
Will multiple the reward of faithful patience, and
Coupled with the bounty of a virtuous promise,
Justify the endurance that directed your upright steps
And sustained your days along the propitious course.