An Argument

I've oft been told by learned friars,
That wishing and the crime are one,
And Heaven punishes desires
As much as if the deed were done.

by Thomas Moore Click to read full poem

Comments (8)

Most unMoorelike sentiments.
Excellent poem.
Beautiful poem , Enjoyed reading it.
This is a small poem, however it says a lot. We are sinners, regardless of the action or inaction.There is no escape. Our thoughts are criminalized, just like our deeds.
most enjoyable argument if only true?
Nice piece. Love the rhymn pattern and language use.
Punishment! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
THanks for sharing++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++