If God brought you to it,
He will get you through it.

18 October 2010

The Seven Deadly Sins

seven deadly sins
for eternal damnation
humanity's bane...


Lustful thoughts reign
Unquenchable thirst for sex
Soul, body and mind on fire
The worst kind of bondage.

Envious of what others have
Never contented with one's own lot
Vexatious green-eyed monster
Yearning to outdo another.

Grasping beyond one's reach
Racing against time in
Endless pursuit of material wealth
Even for power and control
Devil incarnate.

Warpath has been paved
Rage embraced her heart
Anger covers her sight
To offers of love and forgiveness
Hell, indeed, hath no fury like a woman scorned...

Staving off so long
Laziness in disguise
Overstaying in a state of idleness
Total waste of one's God-given talents
Headed towards self-destruction.

Gastronomic greed
Love of food beyond imagination
Unsatisfiable craving for anything edible
To a point of sickening proportion
To stop is not an option
Oblivious to his gut's limitations
Never mind if it slows him down
Yelling for more, munching his way to death.

Perverted love of oneself
Respect is what he expects
Indifferent to other people's feelings
Denying any imperfection
Excessive self love shall be his doom.

  © Bing (PinkLady) 2010

Posted for Potluck Poetry
Next week's theme: Love and Romance

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Thoughts Not Lost October 18, 2010 at 11:05 PM  

Great way of working in all of the deadly sins in to one poem, happy Potluck!

Sandee October 18, 2010 at 11:31 PM  

This is brilliant Bing, brilliant. Excellent. I think this is the very best one yet.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Anonymous October 18, 2010 at 11:48 PM  

Hey, we chose the same image!
Very effectively written, pointing out how weak we are. But I guess it's our failings that make us human and loveable!

Sherry Blue Sky October 19, 2010 at 12:24 AM  

Very well done, Bing! You expressed this so well.

Anonymous October 19, 2010 at 2:09 AM  

Nice poem! I like it!

Anonymous October 19, 2010 at 2:11 AM  

WOOT!!! I love this. Very nice and well done my friend. Clever to work with those sins :) Expressed very nicely :)

Jingle October 19, 2010 at 2:20 AM  

you are so resourceful in demonstrating those deadly sins.
beautiful poem.

heartspell.word press.com October 19, 2010 at 3:20 AM  

These are such excellent acrostics, Bing! Well done! I love each and every portrayal here. :) Heartspell

steveroni October 19, 2010 at 4:27 AM  

Of course I have heard of the Seven Deadly Sins--even experienced nearly all of them--grin!

But I wish to tell you I have NEVER understood them so well as while reading your own description/interpretation.

This blog would serve as a most thorough 'examination of conscience' for anyone--religion or not!

Excellent! Thank you!
Steve E

steveroni October 19, 2010 at 4:30 AM  


Experienced THREE of them! Three out of Seven...hmmmmm!

Bing (PinkLady) October 19, 2010 at 5:59 AM  

thoughts not lost, this is my first try on acrostics. i'm glad that you like it. thank you.

Bing (PinkLady) October 19, 2010 at 6:00 AM  

hi sandee, i enjoyed doing the prompt. thanks for appreciating. :)

Bing (PinkLady) October 19, 2010 at 6:26 AM  

jessica, i googled seven deadly sins and i got this image. i'm not surprised if several of us potluckers used it as it is truly a beautiful picture. i'm glad that you appreciate my post. :)

Bing (PinkLady) October 19, 2010 at 6:40 AM  

sherry, thanks for the visit and for appreciating my post. :)

Bing (PinkLady) October 19, 2010 at 6:40 AM  

scent of my heart, thank you. ;)

Bing (PinkLady) October 19, 2010 at 6:41 AM  

thom, it was fun doing this post. i'm glad that you enjoyed it. :)

Bing (PinkLady) October 19, 2010 at 6:43 AM  

jingle, thanks for the compliment. i really enjoyed writing this one. :)

Bing (PinkLady) October 19, 2010 at 6:44 AM  

heartspell, this was my first time at acrostics and i had so much fun doing it. thanks for appreciating. :)

Bing (PinkLady) October 19, 2010 at 6:48 AM  

steveroni, not bad at all at 3 out of 7. lol! your comment made me blush here. i hope this did not come out as a religious piece because it is not.

thanks for your appreciation. :)

Anonymous October 19, 2010 at 5:43 PM  

Wow, this is brilliant, I really like how you use the letters of each word to star the lines. Very cleverly done.

Anonymous October 19, 2010 at 8:20 PM  

What a great photographic representation of the sins. Luv it! Good choice, Bing!

You really took your time on this piece. Easily identified and defined, you have made each segment worth it's while. Very well done!

Bing (PinkLady) October 19, 2010 at 8:53 PM  

deadpoet, i am so glad you like my post. i really appreciate it since this is my first time to present a poem in this form. thanks.

Bing (PinkLady) October 19, 2010 at 9:15 PM  

uncle tree, i had fun doing this. i'm glad that you like it. thanks for the visit. :)

signed...bkm October 20, 2010 at 1:43 AM  

Great Form taken on this theme - you covered each and everyone with in an excellent write - like a proverb to live by...thank you Lady...bkm

JamieDedes October 20, 2010 at 2:52 AM  

Bing, it's all right on target and clearly written ... a fine contribution to potluck. Thank you!

I finally posted mine and it's here:

Bing (PinkLady) October 20, 2010 at 6:08 AM  

bkm, i enjoyed writing it. i'm glad that you like it. thanks. :)

Bing (PinkLady) October 20, 2010 at 6:08 AM  

jamie, thanks for appreciating my work. i'm headed to your site now. ;)

Anonymous October 20, 2010 at 10:17 AM  

brilliant! such a nice write.

2zpoint October 20, 2010 at 11:29 AM  

Such a thrilling read. It really has a menacing character that drives home these sins. Very fine job!

Bing (PinkLady) October 20, 2010 at 1:56 PM  

marilyn (mairmusic), thank you so much for your appreciation. :)

Bing (PinkLady) October 20, 2010 at 1:57 PM  

2zpoint, your kind words warmed my heart. thank you so much. :)

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