Treasure Island

Toshie Nohara


Do Not Envy Or Compare


Do not envy others
Whose lives are better than ours,
Do not compare their success
With our own failure-more distress!
Do not envy why they have contentment
And compare why we are drowned by disappointment.

Realize they might have put their heart and soul in their work
And day after day, they work, work, work, and WORK
To achieve success by honest living.

So
Do not jump to wrong conclusion by
envying
Without first doing some self-examination

So
Do not blame our luck,
Saying others are Lucky
And thinking life is not fair
When we compare
Their wealth with ours
And feel Envious again

Do not envy others who live in big houses
Do not compare we live in small houses

Realize they must have saved and saved and saved
for years to own their property
Realize they have the right and
deserve to live in comfort- Oh yes happily too
After all the years of sacrificial effort
They are blessed by God Almighty.

So
Do not jump to wrong conclusion by envying
Without first doingf some self-examination.

Submitted: Monday, February 24, 2014
Edited: Monday, February 24, 2014

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Sometimes I hear people envying and comparing others whose lives are better than theirs.I think of God Almighty and I believe that God will bless anyone who is prepared to work hard by sacrificing his time.So honest living is the theme for my poem.

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