Sin's Wages

I coveted my neighbor's wife,

driven mad by emotional strife.

Her smile was temptation incarnate,

sealing my lustful fate.

Her body was the Devil's treasure,

promising unimaginable pleasure.

And seductively enticing thighs

could make a saint's passion rise.

But I'll swear to my wretched grave

that I took only what she freely gave.

Her husband found out, of course,

sparking fury, scandal and divorce.

Then I married my neighbor's ex-wife,

and regretted it for the rest of my life.