Daily I vow to exercise my will over my flesh,
Daily I fail miserably!
They say that you have to engage the mind
To put a thought into action but they are wrong!
I decide to eat frugally yet hunger pangs point my feet
Towards food like a flying missile towards its target!
The mind like a figurehead has no power over me
The belly calls the shots and I home in on food invariably
My will is not made of iron nor is it ramrod
It is more like a jellyfish with no spines of will power at all.
I am a veteran in the realm of New Year resolutions
Which I break constantly at the dictates of a flesh that is weak
Have even vowed before my God, yet caved in without a murmur
Confident of being forgiven for this yet another trespass
How do I get an inflexible strength of will? Can I buy it in the market
Can it be had for a few dollars? I don’t know but I really do need help
I have become my own worst enemy like a self-gorging bovine
And my battle goes on daily….
“Willpower is being able to eat just one salted peanut.”