February 25, 2009

Jealousy is a sink covered in dishes
A place that hides forgotten wishes,
But blink and find, the melon rinds are gone
And then too soon has been too long.

Jealousy reeks and goes tap-tap-tap
To ooze from one to the next
And each will say 'it was just a jest'
But inside, a monster rests
Tearing apart
Breaking the bones, caressing the heart

Jealousy sounds like BOOM-BOOM-BOOM
It echoes in, an empty room
And up from the lake will rise a loon
Flying away, going too soon.

But jealousy slides, and jealousy curves
And up a plate of regret will be served
Jealousy's cruel, jealousy's dined
Jealousy lives, upon your mind.

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Harmelia said...
Jun. 2, 2015 at 12:38 pm
bravo!! you really captivated me. i love this poem. you are a true poet. your description and use of onomatopoeia is deep. keep up the good work.
EdytD said...
Sept. 2, 2009 at 6:40 pm
Nice! I really liked this, and I think that this describes jealousy more accurately than I have ever read. You have great, incredibly strong imagery and personification that make your poem fascinating. Great job!
I'd love if you commented on my work; thanks!
sarah.c This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 22, 2009 at 7:05 am
love your poem
Katie.T. said...
Aug. 5, 2009 at 11:44 pm
Lately I have been very jealous! What a way to compare and great job. Seems from now I oon, I will relate my jealously to other things.
Inkspired said...
Jul. 19, 2009 at 8:53 pm
I love this description of jealousy. It paints such a picture in your head. Wonderful idea, wonderful poem.
despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 19, 2009 at 5:39 pm
Wow! That is beautiful, I love the imagrym it is a phenomenal piece! Keep it up!
storyofmylife said...
Jun. 18, 2009 at 4:42 pm
LOVED the personification in this..
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