I am greedy for your charity.
I lust after your chastity.
While some may call me slothful,
I prefer “procrastinatory.”
I admit I’m green with envy at
your temperate humility.
and yet I take great pride in times
my wrath yields to civility.
I’m a glutton for your kindness.
You’re impatient with my pride.
I am sinful, you are virtuous.
You’re Jekyll, I am Hyde.
If you offered me an apple,
in the garden we could hide
With your heavenly companionship,
it’d be one hell of a ride.
Inspired by the dVerse Poetics challenge to write a poem based on the seven virtues (charity, chastity, kindness, temperance, diligence, patience and humility), and the seven deadly sins (greed, lust, envy, gluttony, sloth, wrath and pride).