General Poetry posted December 19, 2016

This work has reached the exceptional level of the seven deadly sins


by pharp

There are many things I desire to own

I wish to live like a queen on a throne

Yes, my neighbor just bought a new car

I'll buy one better, then eat caviar...

My mind is set to acquire all I need

I'm going to follow the Jones' lead

I'll possess what I don't even want...

I'll foreclose on my friend's restaurant

When I get all I want, I will not share

I'll take all you have I do declare

This ravenousness is all mine to bear

I'll acquire all I can without a care

The love of money is in my soul

I believe greed has taken control

I've been told greed is a deadly sin

It's deceptive and lives deep within

What must one do to get rid of greed?

Repent... trust God, then you will be freed


Deadly Sins writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a poem that involves one of the seven deadly sins


Thanks to Google Images for the use of the artwork which inspired me to write this poem on Greed.

1 Timothy 6:10King James Version (KJV)

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
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