Good day people!
So today is day 4 for me with NaPoWriMo. Today’s topic is also the WordPress Daily Prompt, which worked out quite well for me. Another day of 2 challenges in one. The topic is Jealousy, that green-eyed monster.
I think we’ve all been jealous of something or someone at least once in our life. It’s one of those not so nice feelings. The key I think is to keep jealousy at a minimum. Ok, fine, let it sweep through you if you must, over that beautiful new car, home, dress, whatever someone else has and you covet.
Then let it keep going right out of you. Don’t hold it inside, don’t let it grow until you can’t see what you are. A beautiful person.
Be content with what you have and who you are. If you want something else, then work hard for it, because you’ll enjoy whatever you get that much more.
Be joyous, be content, and light and love will always be yours.
It sits upon a chair, this green-eyed monster
so please beware!
It whispers things in your ear, like a siren
its call, you must ignore.
As you gaze into the mirror, it’s not you that glances back
it’s someone else, not real I fear.
You work, you play, you live, yet satisfaction is beyond your grasp
this presence is never far and makes you feel always last.
Sad, depressed and down, you’re never happy as
in jealousy your feelings drown.
Its ugly head rears, eyes flashing, hate spewing
with utter nonsense this monster feeds your fears.
You refuse to appreciate all you have,
gifts that nature and hard work does grant.
Wanting more, much more, needing it less
the green-eyed monster demands its pound of flesh.
Broken and bitter is what you’ll be
if you don’t banish this beast from thee.
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19 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Day 4 Poem ~~ Jealousy”
You captured the essence of jealosy.
can i be green? unseen .
I like your work
All of us more or less have a green-eyed monster inside us.
Oh yes of course we do, it’s how we handle it that matters. Thanks for reading.
This poem is very well written Jackie. You explore jealousy thoroughly. I loved your concluding rhyming couplet. Jealousy can be something that consumes you and you must be wary of how that monster can impact on you.
That’s so right Michael. thank you for stopping in and commenting. Always a pleasure.
Well done, Jackie! This is a great exploration of jealousy.
Thank you Amy! I will be reading what you have been writing lately soon. So busy lately 🙂
Good topic to consider in spring – and as the weekend approaches.
Thank you so much! thanks for coming by!
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