Jealousy - Version 2
Note: this a completely different version of the Jealousy poem concept.
Many readers like this one better.
Jealousy (version 2):
How quickly the feelings came to me
When I came to see what would always be
That others would succeed so easily
Certainly fueled my feelings of jealousy
Like a lion tied within a cage
In time I became just so enraged
I'll claw my way back onto that stage
Striking with the strength of jealousy
No longer will I sit and wait
I'm so tired of this pitiful and lowly fate
My lust for power will not abate
Not while I'm in this state of jealousy
First try one way then another
I shoot deadly arrows into my brothers
Until I alone knew when to run for cover
Wise with the years of jealousy
And yet I never fully made it to my dreams
I had pushed my body beyond extremes
The doctor said "He passed away, it surely seems
from a death by perpetual jealously"
Then a bright light from above came for me
A soft voice said "look around - what do you see?
Plenty to be thankful for, I think you'll agree
So put away forever your jealousy."
It returned me home, and yet in a different way
I felt warmth and comfort and saw anew that day
The voice whispered gently as it went away
Waste not a precious second on jealousy."