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Jealousy is a Poison

Updated on February 16, 2012

Jealousy is a Poison


It is the power of thought that can create many problems in this world. Focus on the negative and you will be rewarded with unhappiness. Focus your thoughts on the positive and you will reap the benefits. Life is a rich tapestry of achievements and failures. Jealousy can be an emotion towards total destruction. Forget the jealousy and live the moment with sheer excitement and anticipation of all the wonderful things that are about to unfold.




Jealousy is a Poison

Jealousy is a poison
It eats your heart away
Look for love elsewhere my friend
Our love is here to stay

Jealousy is a poison
It rarely goes away
You focus on it daily
And so it's here to stay

Jealousy is a poison
So change those inner thoughts
Focus on someone else to love
You really know you ought

Jealousy is a poison
It hurts you through and through
Now it's time to create my friend
A bachelor for you

Jealousy is a poison
You don't really know this man
His words and actions
You'll rarely understand

Jealousy is a poison
He needs his wife once more
They are bonded together
For now and evermore

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      acaetnna 2 years ago from Guildford

      I hope you have well and truly given up by now. Just get lost, that is what we BOTH want!!

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      acaetnna 2 years ago from Guildford

      Oh my goodness... please give up!!!

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      acaetnna 2 years ago from Guildford

      And again!!!

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      acaetnna 2 years ago from Guildford

      Well she can't resist checking again!!! Poor you!!!

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      acaetnna 2 years ago from Guildford

      Oh ... you are still checking on me!!! No worries he is with me, always has been and always will be!!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Powerful message, Acaetnna. My teacher used to say that jealousy hurts you and stabs others, like a knife.

      Still, we are all His children. Life is never simple and sometimes hidden forces can be quite powerful. They like dancing on our foreheads. Let us all send out healing energy at this current time in 2015. Much mehta (Loving kindness)

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      acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford

      Why are you STILL reading this!!!! AND you know who I talking to!!!

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      acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford

      You know he is here with me and will be for evermore. Just leave us alone please!

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      acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford

      Hello you ...and you are STILL reading this ... you still haven't GOT it HAVE you!!

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      Thank you so much Audrey, I appreciate your visit and comment.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Jealousy is a poison! What a great piece!

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      I wonder if SHE is still reading this and following me!!! Serves her right for trying to steal someone else's husband!!! I know she will be reading this!!! I am sure she is wondering why I have been pre-occupied for the last few months!!!

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      Hi Jaydene - It is a completely useless emotion ... I totally agree.... but do many people suffer from it!!!

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      jaydene 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Yes jealousy is a poison, and a very useless emotion :)

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      Hello YOU - I know you are following me BUT YOU will NEVER win!!! Have a great life!!! He is here with me and ALWAYS will be!!!

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      Well Frank - I have to say I still love you!!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      I like the feel this poem gives me.. yeah forever more..:) I'm jealous of your writing style..yeah? How you like me now?

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      Vinaya, ank you. I know and feel that you understand what I am saying here. Thank you so much for your visit and comment.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Jealousy is a poison that does not harm other people but yourself.

      Acaetnna,you speak truth, nothing but truth.

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      Wow PDXKaraokeGuy, thank you - I am glad that you agree!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      excellent poem. and very true! voted up!

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      Nightflower I enjoyed reading your comments and they made so much sense to me. Thank you so much. Jealousy is most definitely a poison and so many people, especially in my opinion suffer from it. Will be over to check out your hubs as soon as I am able to.

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      NightFlower 5 years ago

      The bible describes the quality of jealousy as being "rotteness to the bones" because it eats away at any concern or well being for that person but the intense contempt continues to grow...that is if we don't do everything it takes within us to get the mastery over it. I grew in a house full of women as a woman, in the work place the majority of people are made of us which is so unfortunate in the sense that we are the worst at controlling our emotions and moods. Sigh this poem is dead on -smile. Very well written depiction.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Jealousy is indeed a poison, it can completely tear one's heart to shreds. If someone suffers from jealousy it can be devastating. I appreciate your comments Vinaya, thank you so much.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      The Buddha said there are three poisons in the world: passion, aversion and bewilderment. I we go by this statement we can include jealousy in aversion. Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      I am sorry Jackie to hear about someone trying to shut your hubs down. I hope that things will be sorted, be strong and everything will work out for you I feel sure.

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      Jackie Lynnley 6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Great poem, I have one called jealousy but we write noting alike and I probably will have my site where I can add more to it soon and put it there. Someone tries to get all my hubs shut down, it's just no fun anymore and you know the joy you have writing, that's all I want, maybe a million dollars too, lol, great poem!

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      B.Malin I so completely agree with you. So many people do suffer from jealousy. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Jealousy is also like a Cancer...it can eat at you until there is nothing left. This was a Beautiful Poem, Acaetnna.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      JadedLove I know what you mean. I wrote this poem in response to a person whom I knew to be very jealous of a loving relationship.

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      JadedLove 6 years ago

      it isnt me that is jealous, but i have been with it a lot and it hurts my face just thinking how many times i was hit and for why. hard to forget.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Oh dear JadedLove I do hope that you have completely erased the feeling of jealousy from your mind. Thanks for visiting - much appreciated.

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      JadedLove 6 years ago

      I have known my share and i must say, it makes me run like hell. Better for you to write about than me. i am trying so hard to forget it.lol

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Poetic Fool - thank you I am so pleased that you agree about this degenerative disease - jealousy!

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      Poetic Fool 6 years ago

      acaetnna,

      Great wisdom expressed beautifully! Jealously is a cancer that will slowly kill a relationship if left unchecked. Great work. Keep it up!

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Me too Nikkij504gurl liars and cheaters are the lowest of the low. I am so pleased you learned from it and came out the better. Take care and thanks for visiting. I so appreciate your comment.

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      for the same reason men do i guess. i despise liars and cheaters, i dated a few of them, one was the worst. i went through a really hard time, but i learned and made it out for the better.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      I agree Mentalist Acer it is a confusing emotion. I know some people who are consumed by jealousy, I am fortunate not to be one of them. I guess though it's because I know that my relationship is rock steady.

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      When it comes to the concept of jealousy,I just get confused,but then again,what does that say of the opinion I have of myself,hopefully one of contentment and not conceit,thanks aceetnna.;)

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Nikkij504gurl, yes she was and boy was she jealous of our loving relationship. She should have kept well away knowing we were happily married. Why do some women always want the cream?! Thanks for your visit and comment.

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      hmm sounds like someone was after your man! you tell her girl. put her in her place.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Thanks Joshua - great that you left a comment, I appreciate that very much.

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      Levi Joshua Kell 6 years ago from Arizona

      You are so right. Great work, thanks for sharing it.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Thank you so much Healing Touch - your comments are always so welcome. Jealousy really in my opinion is such a poison. Fortunately I have not suffered from it but someone I know of suffers repeatedly. It can indeed tear your heart away!

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      acaetnna

      I love the green eyes. So powerful. I really enjoyed this hub. It is full of wisdom. I also was with a jealous ex. Some people are just wired wrong and those of us who believe in humanity can get hurt along the way. Keep up your great writings.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Thank you Website Examiner. It was particularly important to me at the time of writing it. I so appreciate your visit again.

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      Website Examiner 6 years ago

      I came to think of this hub, which has an enduring quality and importance. Much we can learn from you!

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      I totally agree with you Naijainvestor, it must be totally devastating to suffer with jealousy.

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      naijainvestor 6 years ago from Nigeria

      jealousy is really a poison that kills you without you really dying, you only live to suffer in your jealous state. nice work.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Hi Rastamermaid, thanks. I have just returned from your hubs and read some of your great work. Glad I found you too.

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      Rastamermaid 6 years ago from Universe

      Awesome stuff acaetnna!

      Found you thru Mickey Dee with a quote from your poem,you're an awesome writer,glad I found you!

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Wow thanks Damian0000 a double whammy - awesome! I really appreciate your comments - thank you so much!

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      damian0000 7 years ago from Belfast

      oops --- i'm back again!! Double trouble --- anyway, keep up the good work! :-)

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      damian0000 7 years ago from Belfast

      The green-eyed monster jealousy from Othello --- big topic and a super hub! I enjoyed your words and also the images with it, great stuff :-)

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      2uesday 7 years ago

      How true that jealousy is a poison and a slow one that can eat away at a persons happiness, it is toxic in most of its forms. You can make even a difficult and unattractive thing like jealousy - poetic,not easy to do, well done.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

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

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Jealousy is a poison.

      And envy is a sin.

      Jealousy will stunt your growth,

      And make you sick within.

      Play the hand that you are dealt.

      Be glad with who you are.

      Be thankful for what you have.

      Don't wish for another's star.

      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.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Thanks Denise I appreciate your comment.

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      Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Cute. Nicely done.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Thanks Ilovetowrite I really appreciate comments from such a fantastic writer such as yourself.

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      ilovetowrite94 7 years ago

      What an ingenious way to break down jealousy. I love this article. Your outlook on a relationship is right on point! I will keep reading, you keep writing!

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      No love is not always straight forward, you are right. Jealousy can certainly destroy a relationship. I appreciate your comments Mark, thank you.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Wow thank you Agaglia, this is an wonderful comment from you and I know you are so awesome at writing and know what you're talking about.

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      agaglia 7 years ago

      acaetnna, Great poem. I liked the beat - great rhythm.

      Thanks for putting it out there.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Thank you Eiddwen, very encouraging comments, I so appreciate the support of a good writer such as yourself.

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      Eiddwen 7 years ago from Wales

      Another great hub with very appropriate pictures. You are very talented !! Another up!I hope you will continue to write and don't let such talent go to waste. You carry on writing and I will carry on reading.

      Take care and God Bless acaetna.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Hi Attemptedhumour, awesome comments and I LOVE your sense of humour. Thank you for visiting again.

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      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      I'm jealous of your writing skills and because love and humour don't belong under the same sheets............. of paper do they? This is another neat and tidily put together poem. Cheers. PS Bert gets very jealous of Ethel at times, but not in public of course.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      What a great viewpoint Website Examiner, thank you for sharing this. True I am sure that prime instincts are stronger than our intellect. It is very difficult to control our emotions, they can take over the whole body. So yes to control jealousy is very difficult and something that really needs to be worked at to overcome.

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      Website Examiner 7 years ago

      Upon reflection, I think that one of the reasons that jealosy is tough to suppress is that it is the natural reaction. Take someone's fresh sandwich out of his hand and pass it on to a stranger, he is likely to have an instinctive feeling of envy and anger. How different is then jealosy, if viewed from a "caveman's perspective"? Could it not be a basic territorial instinct? If so, overcoming it requires much will power, since our prime instincts may well be stronger than our intellect, which after all is only centuries old.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      That is awesome of you Lovingu, thank you so much.

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      Lovingu 7 years ago from London

      Stopping by again. Just love you and your exquisite way with words. Awesome acaetnna.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Awesome comments, thank you so much Kavita.

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      Kavita Trivedi 7 years ago from London

      There is nothing wrong with a bit of jealousy, in fact, it makes a relationship stronger. Your words beautifully express this and blends perfectly with your images. Great flow too! :)

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Thank you so much for your heart felt comments ShakethaM07.Yes jealousy is the main killer of so many relationships and can quite easily become an obsession if one is not careful.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Thank you Dream On. Life is far too short to let jealousy ruin it.

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      ShakethaM07 7 years ago from Washington County, Georgia

      I really and truly love this with a passion. I it is so true. There are plenty of people who needs to read this. Jealously is the main killer of relationships and people fail to realize it. Thank you for writing this!

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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Sometimes in life jealously rears its ugly head.With a hub like yours we know it for what it is.We make sure it never finds a place within.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      What a brilliant idea of yours. Yes I think that love could well be the antidote! Thank for your lovely comment Yess.

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      Yess! 7 years ago

      I like this poem very much. if jealousy is indeed the poison- perhaps love is the antidote. I enjoy your writing.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Thanks once again Katie, I so appreciate your comments.

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Very good and a twist at the end, YOUR GOOD! I look forward to your poetry and really enjoyed Jealousy is a Poison and it truely is as some people are poison as well.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      I am thrilled that you have become a fan of mine thank you. I hope my writing lives up to your expectations! I look forward to reading some more of your interesting hubs Vocal Coach. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment.

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      Audrey Hunt 7 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Jealousy is a feeling that destroys. It even happens within family members I am sad to say. Jealousy is a poison, eating away, bit by bit until all beauty is lost.

      Thank you for your beautiful poem. I like your writing very much. I am a fan and will continue to follow you.

      Blessings and peace to you.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Thank you Stan for your comments.I don't think jealousy has their claws into you any more from what I have read on your hubs! Love the new profile picture by the way!!

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      I agree that jealousy is so often suffered by the mistress, who in fact is so often completely naive of the truth. This is one of the reasons for writing this poem! Thank you for stopping by Lovingu.

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      Stan Fletcher 7 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Jealousy is perhaps the most painful and caustic of all the emotions. It's an evil bugger that has had it's claws in me more than once. Thanks for the poem and the great insights on the subject....

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      Lovingu 7 years ago from London

      Fabulous poem acaetnna, well done to you. Definitely voted up. I completely agree jealousy IS a poison and usually suffered by the mistress. God bless you for writing such beautiful, heart felt words. Well done.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Well thank you and what a great idea, Website Examiner, will need to put my thinking cap on!!

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      Website Examiner 7 years ago

      Hello Acaetnna. It seems you've got the troops spellbound with this hub, doesn't it. The comments just keep on flooding in. How about a sequel: "Jealousy is a Bitter Pill to Swallow." Only kidding. W.E.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Gosh, thank you so much Ellacor. Can I persuade you to write a hub? It took a lot of persuasion for me to start but you get so much encouragement and help from other hubbers that it really make the whole adventure so worthwhile. So here's encouraging you!!

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      ellacor 7 years ago

      I just love your writing and had to come back to read your poetry again.

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      Fehl Dungo 7 years ago from close to you...

      A little jealousy may be sweet, could spice up a relationship. Too much jealousy is a poison I agree. Great hub :)

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Thank you Rictwf for your kind words.

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      richtwf 7 years ago

      A wonderfully written poem and so very true indeed how this poison called jealousy can be a festering and self-destructive cancer if not excised from our minds. Jealous minds beware! Thank you for sharing this message through your lovely words of poetry.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Thank you ellacor for stopping by.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Warm_whispers I shall take it as a compliment that you are lost for words. Thank you so much.

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Thank you so much for your kind comments Sa'ge. I shall be straight over to read your hubs too.

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      ellacor 7 years ago

      What a joy to read and so accurate.

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      warm_whispers 7 years ago

      amazing i am lost with words nothing left to comment about