The 7 Sins
Man….the Sinner

When God created Adam and his breed,
It was HIS best creation indeed,
For man was supposed to love, nurture and take care of Mother Earth in times of need,
But instead ended up causing massive destruction..all thanks to his GREED.

Man waged wars, built factories, cut down trees, killed flocks, fellow humans died,
Death, destruction, pollution spread far and wide,
God believed Man would mend his ways and ask God to be his guide,
But Man forgot the Master, started thinking of himself as the greatest entity…all due to his PRIDE.

Seeing others flourish and prosper made his heart heavy,
Made him utter profanities not one but a bevy,
He had enough and more, but still wanted to own more and many,
Never realising this would one day lead to his downfall…this sin we call ENVY.

Despite God’s best intentions, Man has always been on a downward path,
Driven by hatred and revenge, Man has caused many a bloodbath,
Never once bothering to look back at the aftermath,
He could have made some amends, if not for his all consuming WRATH.

It can be safely concluded upon careful scrutiny,
It is as important for Man to feed his ego as his tummy,
He has an appetite for all things greasy and carnivorous that can be bought with money,
That’s a sin too..the one we call GLUTTONY.

God watches with shame and disgust,
As he sees Man seek pleasure outside of sacred bonds, giving reasons for mistrust,
Faith, love, loyalty, committment all turning to dust,
Yet Man always succumbs… to his LUST.

He could have taken an oath, 
To mend ties with the people he used to once loathe,  
To show that he is capable of change, capable of growth,  
But alas, it keeps him right where he is..all due to his SLOTH.

The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices, or cardinal sins, is a grouping and classification of vices within Christian teachings…I suddenly chanced upon it (after watching a film by the same name as the title of my poem)…It got me intrigued and I looked it up a bit (thanks Google)…and I have just attempted to interpret it in my own way…please feel free to share any suggestions/corrections. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

34 thoughts on “THE 7 SINS.

  1. Brilliant! Quite an epic rendition of the seven sins. Nicely rhymed and easy explanation. My cousin had read to me William Dunbar’s poem “dance of the seven deadly sins” when I was a kid, and more recently (not that recent) I had watched “seven” the movie on a serial killer depicting punishment for the seven sins.

    I like two of those sins – gluttony and sloth 😝

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      1. I wasn’t sure if that is what you were referring to… It’s a great movie – I watched it when it came out; and I happened to watch it again just last month as I was riding out a wave of nostalgia πŸ™‚

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      2. Oh, sure!
        I recommend ‘Memento’ – that’s one of my absolute favorites!
        And – ‘The Usual Suspects’. And – ‘Fight Club’.
        If you want more recommendations, let me know!

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    1. Thank you so much….your words mean a lot, coz this is quite an unusual poem… definitely outside my comfort zone…so your appreciation means a lot..thanks friend πŸ‘πŸ€—

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  2. Great post really makes one think think about their own life their own sins thank you for posting .. this was really enjoyable and yes that was a great movie take care.πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ’‹

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  3. This is nothing short of great. If you like Brad Pitt, and I’m guessing you do, check out the movie Seven. Creepy and the ending is one of the best twists ever but a fine movie. Warning… Graphic

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    1. Well who doesn’t love Brad Pitt…with looks like that and acting skills like that…there is Nothing to not like in that man πŸ’•πŸ’• and the movie seven was the inspiration behind this post…it was quite disturbing and sort of stayed on for sometime…


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