Sunday, June 26, 2011

Seven Sins for One Single Impression

Seven Sins

I went a whole day
once without appreciating
the beauty of nature

I saw a beggar
at an intersection
and turned my head away.

I embarrassed a student
who had a hard time reading
by the impatience in my tone.

I turned poor people away from our motel
because the were smoking
in a non-smoking room.

I stole pennies from my mom’s
underwear drawer
to buy a York Peppermint Patty.

I spanked my young son
for no real reason
after a frustrating day at work.

And just now, my heart
fell when I heard my husband
get out of bed.


Sue said...

oh yes! I relate to this sins so well...painfully beautiful, heartfelt, true.

Harshad mehta said...

To be aware of sins is a giant step to go beyond them.

I hope I remain aware all through out the day. Well written poem.

Anonymous said...

it is good to know that we are the same!

jaerose said...

We all have seven takes a lot of heart to admit them though..beautiful words..I shall take a look at your prompt site..good luck with it..Jae

Jim said...

Hi Linda ~~ Yes, we surely don't do a good job at living with others do we?

I am sad about the last set. It seems your poet may be in trouble because she is writing poetry instead of coming to bed.

That may be a sin of the husband, not the wife. In my book the husband is at fault.
BTW, I get in trouble with Mrs. Jim when I 'blog' and the time for her says that I am expected to be in bed. Usually after 12:30 it's too late in her book.

Anonymous said...

Great way to explain the sins as they really relate to us all.

Andy said...

I'm sure there are many more "sins" that we guilty of. It all comes from being imperfect humans.

A heartfelt write.
Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog.

Anonymous said...

Awwwwww How heart wrenchingly sad.

gabrielle said...

Yes! Yes! If the concept of sin is to exist, it would reflect those ways that we are absent to our deepest and truest nature, compassionate kindness and an appreciation of our place in the web of life.
A deep and exquisite exploration of human flaws and possibilities.

Amity said...

simply said but it is really happening...

every other moment we commit things we ignore as not a sin, but it is!

reality bites Linda!

Patti said...

I can understand this- and we are human- that is what makes us vulnerable to all of the sins- but yes- to be aware of what you are doing is a very good thing

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