Patience is a Virtue

So is intellect

and wisdom.

Gluttony is a sin

only when you eat more

when you do not have to.

It used to be a rich man’s sin

because he was the only one who could afford

more food than he needed.

Now we understand the psychology behind it

and so patience is still a virtue

but what about the others?

Is envy still a sin?

‘Can you name them all?

All that can truly be said

is that it is only a virtue

at the right time and the right place

like waiting in a line.

When a bill is late

it is called procrastination

and so therein lies the truth.

It is our actions that are virtuous

or sinful

and only we will know the truth

of why we do them.

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