This is the second poem in the anthology of poems based on the Seven deadly sins. Do read the previous ones too, if you haven’t yet.
Gluttony(Gula) – Similar to greed, but gluttony is the action of taking too much of something in being indifferent to others.
Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
—-Peter De Vries
and swallowing down
till you are filled to the brim
and choked at the heart
mouth stuffed till you can take no more
and yet you are starving your soul
the desire for all the delicious food
your slithering tongue demands
stuffing your body
still feeling empty in your heart
the gluttony, you are filled with
starving others to death
snatching and grabbing
needy soulful heart
yet you never regret.
Gluttony, a deadly sin
makes you devil from within.
This post is in response to the daily prompt Extravagant