Dear Envy*

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Dear Envy*

A  free verse collaboration with my poetry Queen, my dear soul-sister, my cheerleader and encourager, my lovely friend, Nandita of Manan Unleashed.

*Everyone has his own demon, is yours named envy?

For quite a few times, I’ve written about this deadly sin already. Why? Because I have my own envy-blood running through me.
As we share an intense kind of honesty, Nandita  and I wrote this piece to remind you, and even ourselves, that envy destroys not the one your envious to. It destroys no one but you.


Dear Envy

Like deadly cancer cells
Infiltrating soul
Piece by piece like spell
Digging hollow holes

Your venom spreads
Faster than lightning
You’re the one infected though
poor disillusioned darling

Intense desire
Keeps the evil-me burning
With envious fire
I’m fiercely igniting

Your fires burn
No one but you
I’m free from malice
I’m pure and true

I’m waging war
Against  you
Listen to my roar
It’s my soul’s due

I hope you find peace
Heals your lying scar
truth and love
always win the war

Love begets love
Why can’t I get my part?
Now, I’m a dark dove
Imitating your dear heart

Imitation is the highest
Form of flattery
Thank you for the honour
Dear Envy!

Photo: credit

Thank you Nandita for sharing, again,  your eloquent pen with me. ❤ It is both a delight and an honour, always!

39 thoughts on “Dear Envy*”

  1. As I told Nandita this is a wonderful and powerful write. Keep spreading love!!
    Please do take care Romantic Princess!
    Dajena ❤

    P.S. I love the look of the blog! Classy!

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      1. Oh that reminds of my post “I’m in no competition with anyone here”. I just want to write and read and thereby, spread love. Good girl! So proud of you ❤

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  2. A case of “envy-blood.” I suffer from that, too. What a telling word for it.

    In the poem, a war with envy, which here is lost. It’s a difficult, destructive aspect of us. You’re wise in showing this so strongly.

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  3. You’re right. It’s a feeling that brings us down, yet we can’t avoid it. It’s like Saint Paul saying that that not only does he do what he doesn’t want to do; he does what he hates.

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