Shankaran Kutty

Gold Star - 5,328 Points (1st November / Alleppey)

Seven Deadly Sins - Sloth - Poem by Shankaran Kutty

The animal I love most is the sloth
I think he is the greatest the Lord has brought forth
He hangs on a tree doing nothing all day
If he starts moving in spring, will reach down by May

I am like that, love curling up in bed
By evening, one more book I would have read
How I hate getting up even to eat
Or when friends call, saying we have to meet

Only if brain could burn all the calorie
Would come walking to me, baked potatoes and celery
The clothes by the bedside have formed a large pile
The washing machine has been at rest for quite a long while

I find nothing in this world to be a greater bore
Than from morning till evening doing household chore
I do love jogging, to watch it on TV
Again my friend, the sloth, how I envy

If the Lord had stuffed humans with chlorophyll
Then with sunshine and water, I could have had my fill
I am jealous of the trees for they stand in a place
Yet, cholesterol and BP, they have no trace

But being a sloth, is just not easy
For I have ten steps to the washroom and ten more to the PC
And fifty steps to the kitchen to fetch a chilled beer
A fridge in the bedroom and then my drinks will be near

Is there an App that will break up a sweat
Just stare at it and the fat will melt
And when I am too tired to go to kitchen to eat
Would come flying to my window, full course and a sweet.

I write for a living so this is serious stuff
But I have written so long, this is enough
So let me get back to some well earned rest
That tomorrow morning, I will be back at my best

Topic(s) of this poem: sin

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is the fourth in my series on seven deadly sins - Sloth.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2015

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