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Jealousy

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The green-eyed monster is what you know him by
This horrible creature that takes over your life
And makes you seem not so nice
But all he wants is to be recognized

His growl is mean and uninviting
Like a lion that pounces from where he is hiding
The pain he inflicts is worse than biting
Being consumed by him is truly frightening

He covertly sniffs out his unknowing host
Then seeps into your mind like a silent ghost
Ah- before you know it what hit you, you're already toast
He's a parasite that moves into your soul
And can quickly turn it as black as coal.

His tatse in humans has no bounds
He's a tenacious pack of hounds
His hunting grounds are open and free
Geesh, I hope he doesn't pick me





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cah said...
Jan. 5, 2009 at 1:04 am
Very good poem! I believe that one word is spelled. Tatse should be taste!
 
susan b. said...
Jan. 4, 2009 at 12:49 am
WHat a special poem written by a special young lady!! I know writing this has been healing for you and hopefully if you are published, it will be a tool for others in their healing process. God Bless.
 
ts said...
Dec. 31, 2008 at 3:31 pm
Very nice poem! My favorite part is the comparison to the hounds. Nice job!
 
mamamia said...
Dec. 31, 2008 at 12:37 am
Way to go girlfriend! That's my girl!
 
cz said...
Dec. 24, 2008 at 3:05 am
Amazing the insight this teen age girl has to the evil jealousy can cause.
One phrase: "Ah, before you know it what hit you, you're already toast". Shouldn't have the "it"; reads better without.
Many great comparisons between aggressive animals and jealousy. A very good poem. Congratulations.
 
Grammy said...
Dec. 24, 2008 at 12:01 am
I am writing re: Sarah's poem about jealousy. I am very impressed with her work. I happen to know what promoted her poem. It was a great life lesson for her. I think she expressed herself thoughtfully and with her heart. I do hope she will be published in your magazine. By the way, in case you do not know the story, she was the object of someone eles jealousy.
 
marathonval said...
Dec. 23, 2008 at 10:25 pm
Sarah, You are a very insightful young lady. I enjoyed your play on words. Allow your wisdom to spread among your peers. Best of wishes to you!
 
HAZER said...
Dec. 23, 2008 at 8:36 pm
WOW, THIS POEM HITS THE MARK AND THEN SOME. LOVE THE INTUITION, THE LANGUAGE, THE MEANING IS DEEP AND POIGNANT. JUST LONG ENOUGH TO GET EVERYTHING SAID, TO THE POINT AND I REALLY ENJOYED READING IT. THANKS, SARAH.
 
beth h. said...
Dec. 23, 2008 at 2:19 pm
Excellent description Sarah! You are a very talented poet!
 
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