unable to realize
what is wrong and what is right.
^ The title, is very simple, just a word jealously, and although the poem is limited to a certain chosen words, the depth or the plot of the poem is critical.
The author here states that jealousy is much like a wildfire, i.e it spreads quickly, it takes very little for an individual to be envy others possessions. It is much like an entity that gains control over an individual and he/she is a slave to it, unable to with hold temptation. And too often loses the morality, in deciding what is right or what is wrong.
becomes your tune
as you smile
at another's calamity.
^ I love how the word bliss is mentioned. The harsh truth it that, when one sees another in pain, he/she rejoices. Ones torture is another pleasure. But in particular "Bliss" , is the state of profound satisfaction. When we are envious of someones possession, and we see them losing that particular thing, or we purchase something better, we do find a bittersweet satisfaction out of the torment of jealousy.
To greedy thoughts
your mind succumbs
And your attitude
changes for the worst.
^ Ah yes! Once we attain something out of jealousy, it drives us to attain more and ultimately our attitude changes for the worst.
It is your life that will see its downfall.
For when jealousy runs in your veins...
It is you
that misery will caress.
^ The author here wants the readers to take a note/listen carefully, that jealousy will drag us unwillingly towards an indecent lifestyle and a disturbed mentality. And that misery, is inevitable in such a scenario.
For when jealousy runs in your veins..
^ In particular indicates, that jealously with be a part of an individual should he decide to practice it.
Very well written. The theme/topic is meaningful and the message is of substantial value.
5 years ago
This is an interesting topic, and the author convey really clearly what jealousy is, how it affects others, and gave a warning or an advice to pay close attention of how jealousy can affect our life.
Jealousy breeds in those misguided souls who forgot that true love is to give to others, and not to keep for themselves.
Envy is a bigger evil than jealousy, to some minds.
In the words of Aristotle, "Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy."
So though the jealous may not mean any real harm to you, the envious will. The green-eyed monster (the envious) will find a way to deprive you of the goodness (wealth, fortune and fame) that you truly deserve from your deeds.
Sounds like you speak from experience. i can relate. a little bit of jealousy can motivate you to improve yourself. but too much can drive you to hatred. in the same way, humility can lead to no self esteem or pride. and then it can lead to an inferiority complex. we must be careful to take all things lightly and with a grain of salt. too much of a good thing is a bad thing.
I like it Meena a great poem about a raging emotion and you really described it well this raw emotion. what i liked is how few lines and words you needed to use. words like control, wildfire, calamity, worst, downfall and smile. the word smile captures your meaning very well in this poem been a human being this is certainly true that sometimes we smile at another's misfortune. your captured this emotion well in your poem.