The Eighth Sin

Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behavior you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why?

The thing I found most interesting about this prompt was reading he Wikipedia page and finding out that there are two “historical” sins – acedia (apathetic listlessness) and vainglory (unjustified boasting). I wonder who decided that they weren’t a sin anymore!

In trying to find a one word sin, I’ve had to settle on exploitation. This could be in getting someone else to do something you could be doing yourself or using someone for your own pleasure. It would be a sin as guidance towards best practice that would stop you hurting other people and yourself.

I was going to go for selfishness but I do think selfishness can be a good thing every now and again.

Is it a sin to love again?
I cannot win, this pain’s not fair

And yes, so I’ve to cross the highest mountain
And yes, I painted you a pretty sky
Now you say it’s over

Forgot to tell you I am sorry
Never had the time to lie
And now it’s like a sad old story
Why do lovers always cry?

I never had the time to worry
I never had the time to try
And now you say it’s over

Is it a sin to love again?
You broke me in
This won’t repair

And yes, I fell for you so madly, deeply
And yes, I want to hold you by my side
And now you say it’s over

Forgot to tell you I am sorry
I never had the time to lie
And now it’s like a sad old story
Why do lovers always cry?

I never had the time to worry
I never had the time to try
Now you say it’s over
And now you say it’s over

And yes, I need to tell you why I’m angry
And yes, I need to look you in the eye
Because you said it’s over

Forgot to tell you I am sorry
Never had the time to lie
And now it’s like a sad old story
Why do lovers always cry?

I never had the time to worry
I never had the time to try
Now you say it’s over

Now you say it’s over
Now you say it’s over
Is it a sin to love again?

Is It A Sin by Deepest Blue

Comments 1

  1. Anndelize

    Indeed! Exploitation is a baddie and worthy of the 8th sin slot.

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