Shankaran Kutty

Gold Star - 5,327 Points (1st November / Alleppey)

Seven Deadly Sins - Pride - Poem by Shankaran Kutty

You who thinks there is nothing left to know
It is for you to lead and others to follow
You who refuses to hear the Lord’s call
Better you know, that Pride comes before a fall

Strange it may be, yet it is true
That all those people in my life I knew
With a haughty air walked as if no morrow
Were those, who were from inside hollow

And those who were made of sterner stuff
Knew their knowledge was never enough
In soft humble tones would they speak
And greater knowledge, would daily seek

The power, the wealth in life we gain
Through honest means or evil strain
Inherited or earned by hard grind
On departing, we have to leave behind

As he trails across the sky, the mighty sun
Looking down on his subjects, each and every one
Come the evening and behind the lowly sea
Sink he must, where no one can see

We mortals on earth on time that is on rent
Indulge in Pride, a vice not worth time spent
Is it because, of our mortality we are blind
Or Hope that the elixir of life we will find

Pride bloats our vanity, our ego
But like a blown up balloon, it is nothing but hollow.
From the seeds of humility does success reap
Where there is humility, the Lord’s blessings heap

So it is time we did look inside
Our pride, our egos, we set aside
To the vast unknown, bow our head
For a life on this earth, humbly led.

Topic(s) of this poem: sin

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Fifth in my series on Seven Deadly sins is Pride.

Comments about Seven Deadly Sins - Pride by Shankaran Kutty

  • Liza Sudina (9/13/2015 12:59:00 PM)

    WONDERFUL! so deep and exact description of the lowest sin! ! ! Thank you! a rare height! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2015

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