A Poem about Jealousy

Your eyes glare

without a sound.

I see your envy

wrapped inside.


Everyone knows

your feelings

before your snide remarks

and hurtful lies.


Your variable nature

hides and waits

for the time to strike

down into the gutter

of baseless rumor

and bullying ways.


Success of others

burrows under your skin,

steals the happiness

you long to find.


Imprisoned in a cage of steel

you push others away

with a judging eye

and spiteful wit.


Worrying about everyone else

keeps you in a place of darkness

unable to change and grow,

your freedom an elusive dream.

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prashmagix 5 years ago from Jaipur and Udaipur

Beautifully written!


Ghost32 5 years ago

This could have been written about my ex-wife (third of six)...except that her glares were anything but silent.

Voted Up and Stuff.


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truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks prashmagix

Ghost32 ~ thanks for the vote up . . . sorry you could relate


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful and true.


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truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks always exploring.


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aefrancisco 5 years ago from somewhere down the road

carefully chosen words ... superb!


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truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

thanks for reading and commenting on my poem aefrancisco


Jyoti 5 years ago

............ nice


Ashley Tisdal 5 years ago

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AshleyWhite Heart 5 years ago

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

A fitting description of a destructive emotion. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A well-versed poem on one of most unfavorable emotions! This engaging poem shows more depth about jealousy which connects well with readers, including me. You are not only a good writer but also a good poet as well! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Interesting. Voted up


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

I hate jealousy as well ishwaryaa22. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my poem.


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borik√©n the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

truthfornow, you described so well what envy is. Very good hub and with your permission I will link it to a writing I have. The book you linked I have it and I highly recommend it.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Sure Lastheart. Thanks for reading and making sure a nice comment.


Valleypoet 4 years ago

Very insightful piece about a very destructive emotion. Voted up!

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