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Envy - an enigma!

Updated on August 25, 2014

to stray!

stacked...

An envenomed ear

in a moment

embitters

one's still mind

that waters thick

the poured poison

in order to escort

the desperate heart

to the eager tongue

that awaits

to spell quick

the concentrated venom

into another curious ear!

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      Tnx tea

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Envy is a greedy bit of goo that loves to spread itself over all who are willing to hear.

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      tnx gyp

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I love the imagery of your poem here.

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      true mabel

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      mabelhenry 3 years ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

      Great poem! Envy is that root of bitterness that springs up whereby many are defiled. It is a toxin. This poem is instructional, and it is an admonition to stand clear of bad behavior and its rotten fruit.

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      tnx dd tai dan

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great thoughts here.

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      Taiwo Kareem 3 years ago from Salford

      Hmm. I get it now. Its a short poem yet comprehensive in scope. Gossip and envy are not far apart

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      Dana Tate 3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Gossip comes from seeds planted into an envious heart. And a willing ear loves to hear it. Beautiful poem..thank you for sharing.

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      tnx do

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Well said, and envy does not deserve another word.

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      Envy is the root of Gossip!

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      Catherine Giordano 3 years ago from Orlando Florida

      Wonderful imagery in this poem. You called it envy, but Gossip would fit too.