Treasure Island

kp. shashidharan


Story of Love and Envy


Love was born
Innocent out of love
By love for love
Knew only to love!

Envy was born
Crooked, guilty
Out of envy
By envy, for envy
Knew only to envy!

In the sky
Of the mind
While playing
Kites in the sky
Envy met
Love first

Started envying
How Love
Flies kites so high
And how me Envy
Flies so low!

Love started working on
How to help Envy
Flying kites
So high in the sky!

Envy saw Love
Second time
On the sea shore
Meditating in love
Unaware of stinging
Of a crab on the foot

Envy chased to kill the crab
Love put the crab into the water
Said to Envy:
‘Envy, my friend
Be kind to the poor crab
Stinging is what crab is born for
But killing is not what
Human beings are born for! ”

Envy liked envying ever
How the hell
Love grew so great!
When Love achieved something
Envy only envied what was in it?

Whenever Envy made
Not something
Love backed Envy
To make it happen!

Love felt rich
Having nothing but love
Ever smiled grateful
For having a friend in Envy!

Envy felt poor
Having everything but love
Envy was suspicious
Love liked others more
Became vindictive
Frowned ever, hated Love!

While Love was embracing
Envy killed Love
In cold blood
Like Cain butchered
His brother Abel
Green with jealousy
To rule in the sky
Of mind ever!

Envy knew not
The seed of Love
Started growing
In her to be reborn
As a little cute baby
Resembling Love!

Submitted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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