The Seven Deadly Sins

Lust

The desire runs like fire
Swimming through my veins
The inhale takes me higher
A pleasure I can’t contain
A leisure so consuming
I can feel its grip
I pull you in closer
And taste your burning lips

Gluttony

I cannot resist
This taste to warm and sweet
From women I long to lay with
To food I long to eat
The consumption is so soothing
Moving me inside
Filling me with such warmth
By the rules I can’t abide

Greed

I want it all to fall at my feet
But it will never render me complete
But such a treat I can’t resist
It’s not enough to have just one kiss
I want it all; the love, the wealth
All for me, forget everyone else
I will consume for eternity
It’s a desire that lies deep within me

Sloth

Idle I will lay
Alone feeling pain
Slumber for hours
Then forefil the desire to complain
No consideration for anyone around me
For misery is all that surrounds me
Binds to me this motionless state
Feeding me the hurt and hate

Wrath

It lies inside and that’s where it hides
But in time, to the surface it will climb
And it will pry me apart
And I will fight to tear out your heart
My teeth will grit and my blood will boil
I’ll lay you down, deep in the soil
‘Cuz this feeling it cuts so deep
The hatred’s burning; I can feel its heat

Envy

I’ll take what is rightfully mine
You are heading for a steady decline
You don’t deserve it, but I do
You have hold of what doesn’t belong to you
I want it now, so give it to me
The consequences; soon you will see
My desire for what you hold
Fills me with feelings that renders me cold

Pride

I refuse to hide this feeling inside
A vanity that will never die
You can try but you’ll never surpass me
I’m so much more than you; you’ll never outlast me
‘Cuz I am a God and I am a leader
I’m a fighter, are you a believer?
I don’t care ‘cuz I don’t need you
‘Cuz with my might I will slowly bleed you

The Seven Deadly Sins

Yes, I am a sinner
I don’t deny it
I see no reason to
I won’t even try it
I desire the women
I will overindulge
I’ll take more than is needed
And I will revolt
I’ll hate with all my might
I’ll get jealous of what you have
But through it all I’ll love myself
And disregard everyone else


This is a poem that I submitted to a poetry site on 23 August, 2007, which is also probably when I wrote it.


Comments

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarrover 5 years ago

    WOW, you have written each sin so perfectly. I think all who read will find a part of themselves somewhere within the words. Great writing.

  • Why thank you :)

    – Matt Roberts

  • sandra22
    sandra22over 5 years ago

    Matt this is wonderful…“But through it all I’ll love myself”
    Yes, i too checked myself in the 7 Deadly Sins mirror…A great read, thankyou!!
    sandra ;-)

  • Not really a reflection of how I feel about myself by any means… unfortunately.
    Thanks for your comment :)

    – Matt Roberts

  • reflexio
    reflexioover 5 years ago

    Excellent, you have a talent with words.

  • Thank you :)

    – Matt Roberts

  • JenniferB
    JenniferBover 5 years ago

    did it get published? I’ll bet it did, if not it should have been, it’s great. :)

  • Wouldn’t know how to go about that, but thanks :D

    – Matt Roberts

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 5 years ago

    polished!!!

  • Is that a good thing?

    – Matt Roberts

  • Kirstine Dieckmann
    Kirstine Dieck...over 5 years ago

    This is outstanding! I really like your descriptions, very precise, very true. My favourite is pride. I’ll have to think about whether that’s my deadly sin as well ;)
    Great work!

  • Thank you very much :D

    – Matt Roberts

  • Abhishek2
    Abhishek2over 5 years ago

    Interesting stuff friend, guess we are all sinners after all:)

  • Indeed. Thanks for reading :)

    – Matt Roberts

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 5 years ago

    Yes, I think this is polished!!! And it is a good read. You seem to understand the 7 sins and it makes me think you understand the human condition. I hope you have a great day.

  • Thanks for your interesting comment :)

    – Matt Roberts

  • stitchgrin
    stitchgrinover 5 years ago

    See i did read it!! very good by the way! sounds very pro! : D

  • Why thank you :)

    – Matt Roberts

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 5 years ago

    Thank you for asking, and thank you…

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