Seven children borne by me,
Each have names that suits their attributes,
Ira, Avarita, Gula, Invidia, Luxuria,
Acedia and Superbia,
Allow me to introduce them-
I am Ira,
I dwell deep inside you,
Carving a hole in your soul,
For the darkness, pain, betrayal and shame,
When you fall,
I will be there to greet you like an old friend.
I am Avarita,
I have an insatiable need to have everything,
Wealth and power in hands,
I want all this world can offer me and more.
I am Gula,
I overindulge in things I don’t need,
I consumed all to fill my hunger,
Filling my body with harmful substances,
For my endless cravings.
I am Invidia,
Jealous of other’s success and talents,
I wish to have it all,
I’m discontent quite frequently.
I am Luxuria,
The passionate flame,
I confuse you with love,
Have a ravenous thirst of sexual desires,
When I am around,
You can’t behave.
I am Acedia,
I no longer care for life or
My own well-being,
I am quite slow but don’t be fooled,
It’s really hard to get rid of me.
I am Superbia,
The most vain and powerful of all,
An illusion of happiness,
I corrupt the minds of
Innocence with narcissism.
Which of my children are you?