An Untamed Horse

My heart is like an untamed horse.

For a while the horse is calm and steady,
Then suddenly it starts to buck.
For a while peace rules in my breast,
Then sinful desire overwhelms me.

A good rider can tame the horse,
So it always obeys commands.
The challenge of life is to tame the heart
So it always obeys the will.

— from Robert Van De Weyer, Celtic Parables: Stories, Poems, & Prayers, p.180.

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