Jealousy is such a self-defeating emotion,
Like trying to swim the ocean,
Or change the course of a clock's motion.
All it does is infest its hosts,
Who feel inferior to all or most,
Until they find those they can control
And thus steal a superior role.
Thoughts and actions they then own
While dominating another lonely drown.
Unfortunately the jealous never see
The rest of the world who always flee
Their self deprecating chagrin blaming
Others for the maudlin state they're in.
Comments about this poem (Jealousy by Gregory Huyette )
People who read Gregory Huyette also read
Top 500 Poems
The Road Not Taken
If You Forget Me
Still I Rise
Edgar Allan Poe
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
William Ernest Henley