Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: BOYCOTT (11/01/18)
- TITLE: Talk Back to Jealousy
By Laurie Glass
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and I fall for it every time.
All I can see is what others have
and how their lives are better than mine.
You make me green, the color of envy.
Whether itâ€™s their fulfillment and happiness,
work or family,
or whether itâ€™s the help and support
they receive so freely,
Iâ€™m reminded that I am unhappy and struggling.
I covet and resent,
and this is someone I donâ€™t want to be.
I canâ€™t wish well for others.
I hate to think that this is me.
I donâ€™t want to be green anymore.
I determine to abstain from you
and give you no more.
You will not turn me into someone else.
I know I am kind at the core.
I refuse to listen to you any longer.
I will not allow you to lure me
into comparison again.
I boycott you, jealousy.
Those days have come to an end.
I choose to leave green behind.
I will fill my heart with other things,
leaving no room for you to lurk.
Better things will fill this space.
Your luring will no longer work.
I will use my energy for good.
I long for kindness and compassion,
good will and empathy to fill my heart.
I choose to be grateful for what I have.
I feel itâ€™s a start.
I am turning to red, the color of warmth and love.
Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple. Job 5:2
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