The Destructive Sin

Burn it all down.

A small spark once took root

Inside the maiden’s heart

Healthy at first,

That evolved into a poison dart


Burn it all down.

The anger that grew

Into an inferno

Directed out at the world

Aimed like an arrow


Burn it all down.

Once it’s all done, she’ll strut

Through the smoke, bold as brass

Grinning at the world

She reduced to ash.


***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.

Wrath, also known as rage or anger, is perhaps the most physically destructive of all the seven deadly sins. Wrath is the perversion of honest anger or the over excessive obsession with revenge.

Happy Writing Everyone!


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34 thoughts on “The Destructive Sin”

            1. That’s quite alright 🙂 Poetry doesn’t always have to be obvious but if you want some hints…
              Consider the first stanza, something taking root in the heart. The heart is associated with love. Healthy at first then turned to poison. The fun with poetry is often the interpretation 👍🏻

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    1. Thank you so much Eugenia! I’m having a lot of fun with it and I’m kinda bummed that it’s almost over. To keep it going, I was thinking about moving on and doing the same concept with the virtues as opposed to the vices 🤔

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  1. I like how you say the spark was ‘healthy at first’. It is good to remember that anything- zeal, ambition, even love- can become an unhealthy obsession.
    I am also horrified by and drawn to this character in equal measure. It makes me think of Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl. (I know, I know… I’m a nerd.)
    Anyway, what I’m really trying to say is… AWESOME JOB!

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