"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Seven Deadly Sins-Potluck Poem

This weeks prompt for Poetry Potluck is the Seven Deadly Sins....
I did have just a wee bit o' fun with this one!

She lustily sighed "Oh, please just one more"
Enviously eying the one she adored
Oozing with avarice and enormous greed
Her hand lazily reached over with a hungry need
Only to be met with a fierce hot anger
Refusing to admit her crumby fatal flaw
Of caloric intake beyond all awe
No wonder she cannot fit into her tiny size six
Those VooDoo Doughnuts got her into this fix.

"It's all their fault!"


She said...

haha - so cute!...I was beginning to wonder why there wasn't a blogger warning stating that your site contains explicit content until I got to the end. hee hee - fun poem!

little hat said...

love those voodoo donuts kathew. They're bad and bad for you. I try and avoid them whenever possible. I can't resist their spell.
PS thanks for joining my blog.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Too much Gluttony so not enough Lust!

Anonymous said...

You very artfully packed all the sins into one short poem. Nicely done. Always appreciate economy with words


Luke @ WordSalad


Anonymous said...

loved loved loved this one...and I think I may have had a few of those voodo dohnuts b4...,lol

Victoria Ceretto-Slotto said...

Ah, Kathy---yummy sins!

Celia said...

Ah yes, as they 'say just look for the glowing "Crueller Chandelier of Life" blazing through the windows.' Love those voodoo dolls. Danger Will Robinson.

Jingle said...

This is so thoughtful,
ooze, the word makes me smile...

vivid demonstrations, enjoy your playfulness so very much!


Gabriela Abalo said...

great take on the theme :)

I love voodoo donuts ;)

Millie said...

What a great poem! I love the voodoo donuts!

Mine are here. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/anger/


Suz said...

Oh yeah..I had some voodoo ice cream trying to get me to sin today
I liked this one!

buttercup said...

Wonderful take on the theme my friend...just loved the read!!! Hugs x

Lyn said...

Never saw a voodoo donut before..I'd be hooked in a NY minute!! much fun..loved it!

LeiffyV said...

CURSE YOU VOODOO DONUTS! I have never actually had them but know quite a few who have. Great encapsulation of the seven deadly sins!

signed...bkm said...

love a fun take on the theme and the voodoo donuts...I want a chocolate one....I AM hungry...bkm

Karen S said...

Oh -- so true. Those damned sinful donuts.

joanny said...


You nailed this one down perfectly, a tight write and well crafted in a few words, very descriptive,

I haven't had any of those Voodoo donuts in a long while,but they are now selling them here in the SE end of town.