The jealous are misfortunate,
their life is so unfortunate.
Allergic to foreign success,
it is a source of great distress.
They long for someone else to fall,
transform firm steps into a crawl.
So hard to focus or look straight,
massive brick walls soon self-create.
Energy aimed at someone else,
is best when placed upon oneself.
Stare deep inside this troubled mind,
so dimmed darkness tumbles behind.
Build a new world of fake comforts,
not satisfying hidden thirsts.
Form drawbridge towards ample wealth,
while disregarding mental health.
To brighten up a dampened soul,
gift it a sense of self-control.
Discover what lays in each shell,
do not buy what pompous pride sells.
Stand up as tall as a palm tree,
let other’s gain set visions free.
Fate will carry a special prize,
made to let fulfillment arise.
– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy
Moonwashed Weekly Challenge #121 – December 13, 2022
Prompt – Pompous
Excellent and wise, words Grace. Lovely poetry 💕
Thank you so much, dear Suzette. Hope you are having a wonderful day.💕
That is simply beautiful. Sadness and Sorrow are so often overlooked today. Your word’s ring true. You are an exquisite writer.
So sweet of you. Thank you so much.💕
Jealousy is probably the fithth horseman…
YES… thank you for the wonderful poem Grace. A wonderful way of letting go of such people. Merry Christmas to you my friend. Trâm. xx
Thanks so much. Merry Christmas to you too.💕🙏💕
Thank you <3
Wow well done, my friend! The rhyming is just perfection and you described the feeling of envy so brilliantly. Lovely ending…beautiful piece as always!!! 🤍🤍🤗🤗
I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed it. Thank you so much, dear friend.💕😊💕
Wow! Not only a message for all to heed but a important lesson, as well. Brava!
Thank you so much, dear Eugenia 💕
My pleasure, Grace.
Very wise words here my friend
Thanks so much, Sadje 💕
It’s always a delight to enjoy your poetic sentiment. Your poetry is the living voice that exalts life and the human being.
Thank you for sharing your lyrics, friend Grace.
Thank you so much, my friend. Truly appreciate you, dear Lincoln 💕
A wise poem, envy works counterproductive. If you want a better life, a lot is in your hands.
wonderfully executed, dear friend. beautiful piece. 😊❤️😄
Thank you so much.💕
Wow! What sublime poetry; I really enjoyed the read. Those words you chose are so fitting. Envy and jealousy are so destructive especially to oneself! Have a delightful weekend…
Thank you so much. So happy you enjoyed it.💕
A true message ⭐💫
Thanks so much, Laiba.💕
A lovely poem, once again.
Energy aimed at someone else,
is best when placed upon oneself…so true and I love it. Well done, Grace 😊💖
So happy you enjoyed it, KK. Thanks so much.💕
My pleasure, always 💖
Such a wonderful take Grace.
Love this line:
“Stare deep inside this troubled mind,
so dimmed darkness tumbles behind.”
Happy you enjoyed it, my friend. Thanks so much 💕
I so did!! ❤️
One of my favorite things about my husband is he is always so genuinely happy for other people. I try to be more like him, but every now and then I catch myself turning green.
He seems like a great guy, that’s wonderful. Thanks for sharing 💕
Thanks so much 💕
WOW, Grace…this line… “To brighten up a dampened soul, gift it a sense of self-control.” So true and so well said! Beautifully done! 💞💞💞
Thank you so much, Dawn so happy you enjoyed it.💕
Perfect read for me right now! Beautiful!!
Happy to hear that. Thanks so much, my friend.💕