Many say patience is a virtue.
Patience is a statue
Which watches you,
And angrily mocks you,
And decides when to hurt you.
Many say kindness is a virtue.
The truth about kindness
Is left behind us,
As envy seeps through our blindness
With intentions only to hurt you.
Many say diligence is a virtue. The vigilance itself maims
Like the lapping flames which engulf the moth-
The laziness of the sloth
Slowly and deliberately seeks to hurt you.
Many say charity is a virtue.
The world has fallen to taking.
Our wants exceed our needs, Which in turn leads to more and more greed.
This unfillable hole will only engulf you and hurt you.
Many say chastity is a virtue. While most argue that lust is a must, That love is sex and sex is love-
Delivered from God above!
But don’t understand how bad this thinking can hurt you.
Many say temperance is a virtue. In a world of immediate fingertip gratification- The irony of this situation is that gluttony is served up quickly with the touch of a button or key,
And nobody seems to grasp the hurt it does to you.
Many say humility is a virtue.
Humility is a journey to the truest you,
But pride eagerly assists with the fight against this-
Cloaked in disguise of your self righteousness
With humblest intentions to mislead you and hurt you.
The virtual realm centers on battling the enemy within you-
Where lives the 7 deadly sins which want to hurt you,
But also lives the seven virtues of goodness which seek to cleanse you.
Will you choose vice or will you choose virtue?
Joel Prickett 10/22/17