The Great Sins

oak treeA lazy day indeed from this point on; I will do nothing other than lay and rest in shade and satisfaction.

Days before I could but languish in the knowledge that others rested in the shade of the old stand of trees, a cool drink at hand when needed, as I was forced to trek on. No food for days, until this last one, a kill finally; I ate what was needed and then ate some more, not knowing when again I could. I tore at strips of meat; what might have been a satisfying conclusion to those days before without nourishment now turned to a rage to consume as quickly as possible.

Still I wanted more, no longer to quench an appetite, rather, the feel of the kill, abundance, the possession, the power, and the lust of accomplishment.

Oh to have such opportunity at every turn, food when desired, drink when thirsty.

Alas, as leader I must protect my pride.

I step away that they too might eat.

I will of course confess the great sins I have committed here today, if but one in reverse order.

Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy, and Sloth.