Envy

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 โ€“ December 13, 2022
Prompt โ€“ Pompous

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  1. 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!!! ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

  2. 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…

  3. 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 ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–

  4. 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.

  5. 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! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

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