2013 Poetry Theme Challenges

#21 Seven Deadly Sins




Many thanks for answering the last challenge. This time the challenge is a little more open to interpretation as it the seven aspects of humanity we know as the deadly sins - they are Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy and Gluttony

Quote - The seven deadly sins provide keys to understanding our faults and the actions that result and a framework for self knowlege. If we understand how they factor into who we have become, we would understand much more about orselves and our effect on others. - Unknown

Happy quilling to you all

Jemmy
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Poem of Jealousy

Thy fatal shafts unerring move,
I bow before thine altar, Love.
I feel thy soft resistless flame
Glide swift through all my vital frame.

My faltering tongue attempts in vain
In soothing murmurs to complain;
Thy tongue some secret magic ties,
Thy murmurs sink in broken skies.

Condemned to nurse eternal care,
And ever drop the silent tear
Unheard I mourn, unknown I sigh,
Unfriended live, unpitied die.

Tobias Smollett (1741)

Useful Phrases.

Empty Jealousy
Feeding the greed
Lazy dreamings
Rage of winds



Seven Deadly Sins



Terry Clitheroe

SEVEN DEADLY SINS

Impromtu Thoughts
Ira - Wrath
Avarita - Greed
Socordia - Sloth
Superbia - Pride
Luxuria - Lust
Gula - Gluttony
Invidia - Envy
Tristitia - Despair

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Terry Clitheroe

Seven Deadly Sins

Impromptu Thoughts

And what shall be my sin tonight
I have no care or responsibility,
I show my face, the one wanted to see
My only concern is my dignity,
And I do not care about morals, or right
Some would call it face, I prefer pride
But I have others who now do my work
Slaves by rewards, and perks and such
And they are sacked for one iota of shirk
Yet that ease of pace takes me for a ride.
What cruelty is there in the human soul,
Because once enjoyed, its now want more
Gathering so much the soul becomes sore
Stead of saying, that's enough, that's all!!



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Ira - Wrath

I become angry only in defence of you,
I cannot stand by and see you get harmed.
To see you hurt would hurt me far more
The slightest threat to you I am alarmed,
I am your knight, what else should I do?
Yet I think perhaps I'm guilty of this sin
I know there's naught 'cept in defence of you
And is justified, to hurt you is declaring war.
There is only impatience travelling to you
How many times have I wanted it begin.
Too many nights without you is a loss
The lust and greed within causes me pain.
But I gladly do it to be with you again
Even though the're many oceans I'll cross.



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Avaritia - Greed

How can I have an excess of you,
We give and take a balance's made
That is true love more or less
That's the rewards of our fair trade
We love and see our love accrue.
It is a wealth, but of love alone
The only bank is each others soul
When we give, the more we possess
Still we appear completely whole
Now we've joined there's only one.
Neither has lost, and both have gained
If it is so, how can it be bad?
Neither we're only left feeling glad.
Were we tortured, were we chained?



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Socordia - Sloth

I have not failed, I have gained you
My main task and my mission is set
To care, love and look after you for life
No slackness in behaviour will you get
A task that very few could ever do.
Know that this love created no sluggard
Even though I’ve become your slave.
I will protect you always regardless of strife
And prove in many ways I'm no Knave
I shall write thee sonnets and be thy bard.
In proving that I am far from indifferent
To be thine I will do anything you ask
Hoping that in your favour I will bask
As my aim is to make you always content.



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Superbia - Pride

To love properly, you must love yourself
Assuming that false modesty's ruled out
What must be practised is amoristic thrift
Being comfortable with your new route,
But I’m not vain, I put you before myself.
A vain man loves himself and himself alone
He preens and primps thinking he's the best
And always puts himself way above the rest
But he is selfish, right down to the bone.
I love me 'cause I love you, there's no doubt
You love me, there's a reason to be proud.
How can it be a sin to appreciate a gift
Making it just the time to shout out loud
For too long now I've lived in drought.



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Luxuria - Lust

You awaken my senses once again
Is once not enough, do you not tire?
I cannot deny how much I am ablaze
For inside I burn, you've set me afire,
Too much of you will drive me insane.
This desire for you sets all else aside
And forever be burned into my soul,
I'm only human and you've turned me on
I need more of you to make me whole,
A forbidden roller coaster I need to ride.
The scent of you sets my senses ablaze
I want you, regardless of whatever the cost
There is no conscience of whatever is lost
My conscience is cast aside in my craze.



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Invidia - Envy

I envy no man, if I have a sin it's pride
Pride in being a man. doing what I have
Throwing away medals for doing my job
Bit's of cloth and metal I've no need to save
My life proves I'm here for more than the ride.
I do not envy the rich, I have all I need
Nor does greed turn me to wanting more.
I hate anything dealing with being a snob
And I certainly don’t think of life as a chore
I think I’ve passed that on through my seed.
I will not deprive any man of his rights
But I do resent a person asserting theirs.
Whilst claiming to be righteous heirs
Too many sins happen, and cause fights.



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Gula - Gluttony

The waistline of my love grows more
I let passions belt out another notch
You encourage me to indulge once again
Then you standby and gleefully watch
Why doesn't Cupid's arrow make it sore
I impatiently seek the fruits of our love
Eagerly devouring but never enough,
I am addicted to you I cannot abstain
As you give your all, I stuff and stuff
You give me more, still I want more of.
I do not eat out of sensual gratification,
That arrow has given me a wound,
And can only heal when you're around
A wound compelling me all others to shun.



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Tristitia - Despair

Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us,
nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.
Benjamin Banneker


What greater cruelty can there be than despair
No matter what you do things still go wrong
And out of step with whatever is the dance
And everyone's singing a very different song
With feelings in ones mind saying "No one cares".
This ultimate sin it is just a mental curse
A curse that leads to many deaths by suicide
Innocents that need help not public ignorance
We have let that person down, whoa betide
I can't think of anything that could be worse!
If the person is sad, just give them hope
They need help and friendship they know is good
When they are dead it's too late to say "I should've"
They need far more than any medicine, or dope.



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