Poetry

The Empty Sin

It’s not my problem.

A world in chaos

That burns and twists

A society in shambles that might

Soon no longer exist

People live and people die

Souls go up in smoke

Parents torn and children cry

The family unit now revoked

Still, there she sits

And there she will stay

Swaying softly, blowing bubbles

Until her dying day.

***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.

Sloth

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

Slothfulness, or laziness, is often considered the least harmful of the seven deadly sins. After all, the individual is doing nothing, not harming themselves or anyone else, right? Wrong. “Evil exists when good men fail to act.” Slothfulness is refusing to do what is right due to their lack of desire to act at all.

Happy Writing Everyone!

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18 thoughts on “The Empty Sin”

  1. Your poem is quite thought provoking, and
    Depicted in these lines
    “A society in shambles that might
    Soon no longer exist
    People live and people die”

    Oh a little correction, in the 3rd last line, maybe “be” inserted before “staying”

    Like

    1. Thank you so much for your comments and support! I’ve really enjoyed writing them, they’ve tested me for sure.
      I’m actually still waiting to hear back! I should’ve heard back around the beginning of July so I’m not sure… 😅

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