Seven deadly sins

On the high throne

the judge sits

about to pass verdict

for sins commit.

Her name is called

and I’m the issue

“Remember when you lied?”

the Judge counted

“promised you’ll love him

deceive him to believe

cheat on him in secrecy

lavish his cash

file a divorce

and took all his wealth


She tried to plead

like it was a sin

she inherited

not one she committed

but the verdict

had been concluded

and a seven deadly sins count

was charged against her

for my useful life

she rendered useless


my life could not be


as my body slept

peacefully in its casket

and my soul taking flight.

Submitted for Poetry Potluck


26 thoughts on “Seven deadly sins

  1. what a dark, gripping tale on love-gone-wrong! words were beautifully crafted to create a vivid image of injustice. bravo, lord emmanuel!

  2. Life teaches us many lessons. Your poem tells a complete story about someone being held accountable for sins committed and destruction left in the path. Fantastic!

  3. You did a wonderful job witing for potluck. I thought this was a true story while reading it. Much emotions written into it. Hugs Vi

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