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Envy Grows Like Ivy

August 12, 2014
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


As soon as you feel it slither
Around your neck,
You know it’s
Over.
Slimy tendrils force
Air
From your lungs,
Heart racing,
Fingers clawing,
Breath
Gasping.

There is no
Escape
From its clutch;
The more you struggle,
The harder it is to
Breathe.
You can only
Accept
That she’s his now,
He’s now hers.
He is gone,
Nothing more than a memory’s insignificant
Blur.

And the vines of green,
They keep on choking.
The tears,
They keep on flowing,
Fueling frustration
And clouding what’s
Known.
Eyes turn red,
You lower your head,
And wonder if you have truly
Reaped
What you have sown.



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Reillykirby said...
on Oct. 15 2014 at 6:41 am
This was absolutely beautiful! I loved the way you described envy and the whole poem is well written, as well as creative and beautiful! Stay amazing! :D

on Aug. 24 2014 at 12:16 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Wow. That was just intense, honest/raw, very true, and just all in all, very beautiful and amazing. So true. I can't say anything except that and this, you're a talented person and writer. A wonderful person. Thank you, thank you for sharing this!

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Aug. 23 2014 at 3:26 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

I'm really happy you liked it so much! Made my day :) 

on Aug. 22 2014 at 11:33 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Wow! Probably one of my faves by you! This was so intense and meaningful, I absolutely LOVED it! Envy is definitely like Ivy in so many ways, and your descriptions were out of this world! I especially adore the ending when you say "And wonder if you truly have reaped what you have sown"   BLOWN AWAY!!!!!