Twin Greens in a Pod
(Envy and jealousy are twin peas in a pod, constantly at war within the human psych. At times one of the two wins. However, the struggle to control the vile urges of jealousy, and nurture envy's habit to let go while yearning silently, is a man's own battle. No matter who the victor, it only goes on to show that we are only human).
Jade blindfolds his serene perusal
Of worldly fancies floundered about,
Tranquil glitter of emerald gaze flickers
As vines of longing curl in earnest.
A whisper, a prayer
To unleash the uncouth flare
Of green hounds held in control binds,
And let them savour these fading whims,
Let them emulate the lucky man
Who’s clutched at peace far too long.
His twin, in glee, wanders around
Viridian eyes brimming in avarice
For fledging joys his brother abandons.
Mossy palms itch to choke
He who lives with treasures undeserved,
To temper the urge, to swallow the greed
Is agony, a torment unfair.
Letting lose a litany of hymns,
He hopes to slaughter, crush and grind
The one who’s hoarded bliss too long.
A battle of wills begins anew,
Envy living in virtue, longing to endure
The bitter truth of deprivation,
Jealousy in malice, oozing with hate
Anticipates a victory won
In ways nasty as can be.
The voice of reason, envy, pleads
To let go of the addicting trance,
Jealousy combats to win all back
From him who’s relished life too long.