We are punished for our refusals..every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind and poisons us. The body sins once and is done with its sins. For action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then except the recollection of a pleasure or the luxury of a regret. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.resist it and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden itself, With desires for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful . It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain. It is in the brain and the brain only that the great sins of the world take place also . You,Mr Gray, you yourself with your gruesome youth and your rose white boyhood, you have had passions that have made you afraid. Thoughts that have filled u with terror . Daydream and sleeping dreams whose mere memories bright stain your cheek with shame.
Do I taste of wine and roses?
or alleyways and desperate greed,
aching lust and open need
do I taste of dreams?
or panties ripped along their seams?
and tell me.