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