The Material Sin

There is nothing but this.

Golden cups and golden coins

Diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and pearls

This is my playground, these are my toys

Watch me dance, watch me twirl

There is nothing but this.


***Credit for the amazing image displayed alongside this poem goes to Marta Dahlig. I found her collection of the Seven Deadly Sins years and years ago. When I decided to embark on this project, I immediately recollected her collection and knew that I wanted to showcase her amazing art. If you love this picture, be sure to check out her other work on DeviantArt.


This series of poems was written in response to a prompt that I saw on Pinterest.

Greed, or Avarice, is the focus on earthly and material objects. It ignores the individual’s spiritual health and rather focus on what can be touched, felt, accumulated, and admired.

Happy Writing Everyone!


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41 thoughts on “The Material Sin”

  1. Yes materialistic toys do shine, but with time their grace tends to fade away. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful poem. According to your convenience please do read some of my writings would love to know what you think about them 😊

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                1. I’m so glad you liked it! Many moons ago you held a poetry contest and suggested changes to a poem I wrote. I am going to dig it out and finally make those changes KaylaAnn. You were so helpful to an old man learning to write poetry and I will always love you for that. Your encouragement, support and friendship have helped me grow as a poet and I am forever grateful. 🙂❤️

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      1. Yes, of course, as you wish. Naturally, my reading is subjective and for this reason I avoid analyzing poetry. The theme is “The Material Sin”. The poem begins with the typical “golden” scars for this sin. The overturning of meaning begins with “This is my playground”. In my reading this is the return to innocent childhood, where all these values are just toys for the child. In this sense, “sin” can no longer be said. Perhaps my reading is not true, but your poetry allows for an extended reading.

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          1. Author’s interpretation is generally considered the most credible. Can you explain the key moment for your interpretation? From which line should your conclusion be drawn?

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