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50 Shades Of Vice: A Haiku

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“The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.” William Hazlitt

50 Shades Of Vice: A Haiku

50 Shades Of Vice: A Haiku

Dante’s seven deadly vices: Pride/vanity, Envy/jealousy, Wrath/anger, Sloth/laziness, Avarice, Gluttony, LustIbn abi Dunya seven censures: Worldliness, Ire, Envy,Slander, Obscenity, Intoxicants, Instruments of pleasure
The Sarvāstivāda 108 Defilements = 98 proclivities and 10 bonds: Absence of shame, Absence of embarrassment, Jealousy, Parsimony, Remorse,Drowsiness, Distraction, Torpor, Anger, Concealment of wrongdoingFoolishness Fussiness Glumness Gluttony Greed Grouchiness Grumpiness
Hastiness Hatred Haughtiness Heartlessness Hedonism Hubris Hypocrite

50 Shades of Vice
She died from being “too nice”
Of hypocrisy

“Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.” Victor Hugo

50 Shades Of Vice: A Haiku

50 Shades Of Vice: A Haiku

Vice Defined

Her deadly vices?
Behind closed doors, she tried all
No vice she ignored…

“Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

50 Shades Of Vice: A Haiku

50 Shades Of Vice: A Haiku

Her virtue, a front…
Her lies, a pathology
Her jealousy … cloaked

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“Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.” George Bernard Shaw

50 Shades Of Vice: A Haiku

50 Shades Of Vice: A Haiku

She claimed her only vice … smoking
Some knew differently

“The difference is too nice – Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.” Alexander Pope

50 Shades Of Vice: A Haiku

50 Shades Of Vice: A Haiku

50 Shades of Vice
The difference is too nice
The hypocrite died

For more check out: A list of the Vices – VirtueScience
Huge List of Vices – WriteWorld – Tumblr

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post:  Never Gonna Give You Up   You. We know *you* are vice-free, dear Daily Post reader. But, or perhaps we should say, “butt,” others around you and in your life are riddled with vices: they smoke; they eat too much celery; they hog the covers; they can’t keep their hands out of the office candy bowl. Which vice or bad habit can you simply not abide in others?   Photographers, artists, poets: show us VICE.

Positive Motivation Tip: Vice and Virtue, we have our share. Some cross the line to excessive behavior and some tip the scale at criminal actions. Watch your vices..

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos  my collection or via Wikipedia

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

41 Comments leave one →
  1. 19/02/2014 1:23 pm

    What a wonderful post, Elizabeth! I love the lists of vices from various sources. Great ideas!

  2. 19/02/2014 1:43 pm

    Great post! I have trouble sharing my feels like you do, this was awesome.

  3. 19/02/2014 3:04 pm

    What a great way of opening your soul to others. Beautiful!

  4. 19/02/2014 4:09 pm

    The Ralph Waldo Emerson quote is a good one. I like to have a little vice and a little virtue. Balance!

  5. 19/02/2014 4:37 pm

    I love Haikus. I think it takes a lot of talent to be able to write a good one

  6. 19/02/2014 5:16 pm

    Haikus are such a neat art. Thanks for sharing.

  7. 19/02/2014 5:52 pm

    I think a balance between vice and virtue is important! These quotes are great and spot on with the topic of your haikus.

  8. 19/02/2014 6:16 pm

    Interesting commentary about vices and virtues. I think it’s good to have both, to balance each other out.

  9. 19/02/2014 6:32 pm

    I love Haikus and always enjoyed writing them in school. They are a great way to gather and express your feelings freely.

  10. 19/02/2014 7:32 pm

    What an interesting collection of quotes. Haikus were my favorite thing to write in school.

  11. 19/02/2014 8:05 pm

    Always great emotions expressed on your website! It is good to have a good balance of vices and virtues

  12. 19/02/2014 8:16 pm

    Love that quote! Thank you for sharing this – very thought provoking!

  13. 19/02/2014 8:31 pm

    From being too nice. That’s an interesting take on it!

  14. 19/02/2014 8:42 pm

    What beautiful poetry! It is nice to read something pretty!

  15. 19/02/2014 8:59 pm

    beautiful poetry!! I used to enjoy a haiku or two myself back in the day

  16. 19/02/2014 10:12 pm

    So glad you’re able to share your feeling through different forms of writing. Keep blogging!

  17. 19/02/2014 10:24 pm

    I sure hope my vices aren’t anything that could possibly teeter towards illegal. Goodness gracious!

  18. omgitschelsea permalink
    19/02/2014 10:27 pm

    Great quotes. It’s been a long time since I have read any poetry.

  19. Jacqueline permalink
    19/02/2014 11:39 pm

    Your posts are so deep! I love them 🙂 I have read a bunch of these before and loved having a list of them all in one place, thanks!

  20. Jack Fisher permalink
    19/02/2014 11:41 pm

    Your posts are so deep- love them! I have read most of these before and liked seeing hem all in one list, thanks!

  21. 20/02/2014 2:38 am

    Do you write these haikus yourself? They are all so good. I look forward to reading them!

  22. lisajoythompson permalink
    20/02/2014 5:14 am

    I’ve always been terrible at Haikus! 🙁 Great job on this one. I love the various quotes!

  23. 20/02/2014 5:20 am

    Really great post. I love poetry!

  24. 20/02/2014 5:58 am

    Writing haikus was a fun part of school. I can always enjoy reading them and seeing if they apply to my life or circumstances.

  25. 20/02/2014 6:13 am

    I remember writing Haikus in school too. A great way to express your inner thoughts.

  26. 20/02/2014 7:09 am

    “The difference is too nice – Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.” Alexander Pope Gosh this is so true! Great post!!!!

  27. 20/02/2014 7:57 am

    Amazing, Elizabeth. 🙂

  28. 20/02/2014 8:21 am

    I love that Hugo quote! I need to make more time for creative blog posts like this, thank you for the inspiration!

  29. 20/02/2014 8:54 am

    Oh to not have any desire for our vices. That would be quite wonderful!

  30. 20/02/2014 9:27 am

    Such a lot of thought here. And I love the quotes you’ve interwoven too, the perfect accompaniment to make the post!

  31. 20/02/2014 9:48 am

    You always have great poems! Love it!

  32. 20/02/2014 2:55 pm

    I love this! I minored in addictions for my psych major & have always been fascinated by vices.

  33. 20/02/2014 6:16 pm

    What a great post, I LOVE THIS so much. Needed to read it tonight.

  34. 20/02/2014 7:27 pm

    Thank you for making me think. Vices are a heavy subject.

  35. Chene Atkins- Whittington permalink
    20/02/2014 7:58 pm

    I love this–what a great post!

  36. 20/02/2014 8:56 pm

    Vices are definitely something we all have. Great “make you think” post!! It’s appreciated!

  37. 21/02/2014 5:15 am

    Awesome post. Vice is a heavy topic but very real. Made me think!

  38. 21/02/2014 10:41 am

    I’ve already commented but great post! Makes you think.


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