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Jealousy Is A Poison, Envy Is A Sin!

Updated on December 26, 2010

Jealousy is a poison.

And envy is a sin.

Jealousy will stunt your growth,

And make you sick within.

Be the best that you can be.

Be glad with whom you are.

Be thankful for what you have.

Don't wish for another's star.

No matter how you’ve felt,

Play the cards that you are dealt.

Don’t ask for a different hand,

Rejoice with your fellow man!

For the cards will be re-shuffled.

The first shall be the last.

Be happy with your role,

And how the roles are cast.

Enjoy the success of others,

Be true and brave and bold,

And it will be hard to fill your shoes,

For when your story's told.

Micky Dee

Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening. ~Maya Angelou

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope. ~Josh Billings

As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy. ~Antisthenes

Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.  ~Paul Eldridge

The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. ~Baltasar Gracian

Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run. ~George Bernard Shaw

Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it. ~Honore de Balzac

Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse:  envy alone wants both.  ~Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth.  Each of us has something to give that no one else has.  ~Elizabeth O'Connor

I took a hub-stroll by acaetnna's place and saw her hub, "Jealousy is a Poison"

I left the poem above and dropped by later and saw her reply:

"Micky this is truly awesome and you are an unbelievable poet. I loved this and you should really make a hub out of it. Simply wonderful x"

Oh acaetnna! Thank you Dear. If it were not for your poem,  mine would not exist. God bless you Dear acaetnna!


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    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      You are so delightful dear Kim. You keep writing from your heart and you will surpass anything I've done. God bless you dear one! You have a wonderful heart.

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      8 years ago

      Every time I read one of your hubs I become more amazed at your wonderful writing ability - it is definitely one of your god-given gifts. You have a beautiful way with poetry. I have never been able to grasp it well to write it myself but I enjoy so much reading yours and seeing what makes a true poet. I also appreciate your finely written comments to some of my hubs. I by no means come close to you but I will continue to keep trying at improvement. Your personality simply shines through in everything you write - hubs, comments, etc. and what a charming one in deed.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      As we say my dear - one love! one love

    • Darknlovely3436 profile image


      8 years ago from NewYork

      very creative Micky dee love those images. and your title is so true... words to remember.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for your comment James! "Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has."

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for this outstanding poem! I also love the quote by Elizabeth O'Connor. Brilliant!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Happy New Year akircher! Be at peace dear!

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Good points to make, Micky - these 2 emotions are a complete waste of time! Happy New Year!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Prasetio! That is one wonderful lady that is in your future. God bless you Dear Nephew!

    • prasetio30 profile image


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good evening (Indonesia time), My uncle. You made this so beautiful. I heard many times that Jealousy is a spice of relationship. This could be a poison, but at the same time it could be the color in a relationship. But I never felt this one, because you know that I haven't married. Thanks for share with us. Rating up. Happy New Year!

      Blessing and hugs, Prasetio

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Bro Saddlerider! Jealousy won't do us any good. Rejoice in the life and success of others. But screw greed! God bless!

    • saddlerider1 profile image


      8 years ago

      I laid my hands all over your buttons, loved the pics nothing wrong with a little helping hand from a friend. Were all in the hands of the man.

      Jealously ruined my last marriage, I was married to a fatal attraction. Jealousy is the devils work I'm certain of that, he he he. Have a Happy Handy New Year my amigo, keep rockin in the free world.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you all and God bless you all!

    • 2uesday profile image


      8 years ago

      Always worth reading, another good poem and matching photos,u take care on your travels, from 2uesday.

    • ladyjane1 profile image


      8 years ago from Texas

      Always enjoy your poems Micky you always express yourself so well...loved it. Cheers.

    • Angel_In_Disguise profile image


      8 years ago

      This is really good. I enjoyed it a lot. hoping you will check out some of my hubs. :) x

    • Freya Cesare profile image

      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      the pictures is hilarious, the quotes is great and the poem really beautiful! I am giggle when I see that Koala pic. So hilarious!

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Great collection of quotes and wonderful photos to go along with your wise words. Some of the pictures were also funny. Always nice to see what you are up to writing, Micky. I think that wisdom and your beard must be going hand in hand!

    • Rastamermaid profile image


      8 years ago from Universe

      Awesome hub,and so true.

      Thanx for sharing!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo deedeelaw, Springboard, Dim Flaxenwick (no I ain't getting wise),EyeWannaKnow, Lovingu- God bless!

    • Lovingu profile image


      8 years ago from London

      This is great and I so love acaetnna's poem too. You are a great team when it comes to poetry.

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      8 years ago

      Wonderfully said! And the pictures are perfect. :D

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      This was so wise......Are you wise, Micky?... It ceretainly seems to creeping up on you, as the hair and beard grow, the wisdom must be growing along with it.

      Great hub. Thank you. xx

    • Springboard profile image


      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      @The Suburban Poet, good point. Yes. :)

    • deedeelaw profile image

      Deborah S. Lawrence 

      8 years ago from Deborah's Musings

      This is so true. I love it. You are a very creative writer.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hi Jane. I've had some envy and a bunch of sins on my road. I'll try to shed them as I can.

      That is a good quote Denise. God bless.

      God bless Charm Girl.

      Hi Faye! I'll come get a word Creativeone!

      Yo Suburban! We'll try to fix us eh! God bless!

    • The Suburban Poet profile image

      Mark Lecuona 

      8 years ago from Austin, Texas

      I'm jealous

      Because deep down

      I feel



      Instead of fixing myself

      I'll destroy you instead

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks Micky for a fantastic hub on jealousy, I agree with every word of it. Thank you som much for sharing. Happy new year. Godspeed. crreativeone59

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      8 years ago

      Great poem, great pictures!

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Loved the poem, Mickey, and what a great subject. I particularly was touched by the quote that stated: Love looks through a telescope, envy looks through a microscope. So true.

    • Jane Bovary profile image

      Jane Bovary 

      8 years ago from The Fatal Shore

      Loved it Micky. Jealousy is a horrible emotion and God knows, I've been guilty of it. It's the kind that can eat us up from the inside out and make monsters of us. The photos here are so great! Lol.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      God bless Timothy!

      Lisa -you are so delightful! We are all connected. God bless you!

    • lisadpreston profile image


      8 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      Micky Dee, These words are wise beyond belief. Oh my God, I loved this. Jealousy and envy kill the soul. I absolutely love the line saying that the cards will be reshuffled. Even people who have it so well get the cards reshuffled. That is why we should all rejoice in each others happiness and feel sorrow when they have bad times. Never ever envy a persons life, we don't know what they are really going through and always be happy for their successes. We are all connected and anothers joy is always my joy, the same as when they hurt, I hurt. You said some deep things Micky. Is it any wonder that I adore you so?

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      Timothy Donnelly 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hey bud, great job; rated up!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Tom and Justin!



      Stay warm everybody! Be careful this week-end. God bless everybody!

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      Katie McMurray 

      8 years ago from Westerville

      Great and truthful message. I try to take the position of appreciating what others have as, now that's for me or completely turning quickly from it as, Yikes not my cup of tea.

      Great poem, I love it and danced a jig all over the place! :) Katie :)

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      Darlene Sabella 

      8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Really fantastic my dear Mikcy, life is too short to feel that inner pain...rejoice in all your glory for that is what you have and what you are...we are nothing but a shell and one day we will shed that as well. Love your hubs and you my dear mic and I rate this up up up love & peace darski

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      8 years ago from 41042

      Wasted energy those two and I'm happy to say they were cast aside many years ago. Nicely done brother (the photos were a hoot). Peace and much Love Micky Dee!! Tom and Justin

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      God bless you amillar!

    • amillar profile image


      8 years ago from Scotland, UK

      Here's to Micky Dee,

      And the gift of poet-ree.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      God bless Dave!

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      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Mickey: You have a uniqueness in the way you write, that is blest of God. Hi Bro!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      acaetnna!!! I am so pleased that you are! God bless you and yours!

      Yo VV! You know I'll be your way soon.

      Yo Bro 50! I sure do love the ladies. I just wish they weren't so allergic to me. God bless Bro!

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      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Mic' back when I was a mean young buck, there would be a girl so hot shakin' everything she got, up on the dance floor humping the air like a hungry whore. I'd sneak up be hind her and ever gently raise her skirt, showing one and all the stuff she teased men with, cat calls hoots and hollers, along with whistling would ensue, she'd turn and smile as I let go, thinking she was all that, but just another drunken screw, I think I'll get my hat, 50

    • vietnamvet68 profile image


      8 years ago from New York State

      Brother Man I enjoyed your little Poem, I really liked the pictures you found also. You been watching those ladies on bicycles too long. :) God Bless Micky

    • acaetnna profile image


      8 years ago from Guildford

      Oh Micky, Micky you are such a class act. I am so very pleased you made a hub with your poem. I am completely touched that you have featured me in your writing, I feel so very honoured. I so love the quotes and the pictures you have chosen too. I am definitely as Sa'ge always says, 'Going to dance on them tabs!)

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you all so much and A.A. - I'm also a little envious of that dog and koala!

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      Augustine A Zavala 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for sharing this hub Mickey. But I couldn't help being jealous, of the dachsund and the koala. Thanks again for poem.

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      8 years ago from MAURITUS

      Very nice Hub mickey. thanks for sharing......

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      Martie Coetser 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      I love that first picture. It says EVERYTHING there is to say about jealousy. Lol! In fact all the pictures compliment your thoughts so beautiful worded. You deserve 111% for this one, Micky Dee. This quote of Elizabeth O'Connor is so very-very true: “Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has.” God bless Micky! I’ll hop over to acaetnna now.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is beautiful Micky!!How very true.Envy is like an incurable disease that never heals.


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      Cheri Taylor 

      8 years ago from New York, NY

      This is awesome Mickey Dee!! I truly love it.. I feel everything you are saying! Thanks ever so much for this great read. Bless

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      8 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Did the Dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Mark Lecuona 

      8 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @springboard - envy can be a seen as a postive but maybe inspiration is the right word when it spurs action.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      I appreciate what this means to all of you! God bless!

    • dotty1 profile image


      8 years ago from In my world

      great hub enjoyed a lot ....

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      Mentalist acer 

      8 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Contentment raises it glass to positive reflection and opportunity to project it's admiration on to others with objection...envy holds annalysis of what one usually does not need for value of what one usually already has;)

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      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      I agree for the most part. Though in some ways I think envy also offers personal encouragement that a) things in life are possible and b) that I am as good as anyone to achieve to my fullest as others have done before me.

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      8 years ago from Chicago,IL

      Great pictures they hit the point of the poem perfectly.

    • richtwf profile image


      8 years ago

      As awesome as always Brother Micky

      and enjoyed the many a lovely picky!

      Cheers and God bless you dear Micky!

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      So true, Micky-man. Excellent hub. And I loved the photos - especially the one of the randy koala. :)

    • The Suburban Poet profile image

      Mark Lecuona 

      8 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Micky - great hub and I'm glad I read it because it also alerted me to acaetnna's... Awesome pictures too! You two are spot on with this jealousy/envy stuff...


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