Envy

Envy

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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When once we walked among the trees equals in every measure Both felt the blowing of the breeze that bespoke of life’s true treasure

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When once we walked among the trees

equals in every measure

Both felt the blowing of the breeze

that bespoke of life’s true treasure

 

We were once best friends together

whose futures seemed boundless and bright

Shall that friendship part forever

with the dousing of our loves light

 

All was unknown, unseen, untasted

emotions we had yet to show

Now what's left are feelings wasted

the things that helped to make us grow

 

Shall they turn into bitterness

to cover failings of our own

Then douse down those whom others bless

from a heart that has turned to stone

 

Through common things and days events

for each moment there comes an end

With our lives joys and discontents

we choose whether we will ascend

 

One by one choices pass away

grasping those that we most savor

Oh may we not selfishly sway

to envy those, others favor


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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
I think many times on the friends whose lives have effected my own.So many times I wonder why I had such a hard life. The truth is I had a good life and I am very blessed to have the family and friends that I call my own. Envy, jealousy and all that goes with it always leads to pain and misery. Be happy to be alive and well.And hope for this fleeting moment that you might be given the chance to share in another s fate and love.For what else can any of us hope for?

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You are such a wise man, Tate! When friends start envying other friends, the friendship deteriorates. We must be happy for our friends' accomplishments and praise them when it is warranted. We must not feel smaller because a friend has a success. Every moment is special....and the people who touch our lives help mold our lives. Good rhyming and excellent message in this one. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hello Lydia Thank you i hope this finds you well. Time seems to pass so quickly doesnt it
Lydia

2 Years Ago

That's for sure, Tate. Take care!
hahahahaa, here I am again, 3 years after my last review. I thought you would have had a lot more comments on this awesome poem. Inspirational write as always....you never disappoint Tate!

Helena :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Helena

2 Years Ago

I was really upset to hear that. What a gentleman he was. He contributed many 'form' exercises to .. read more
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Yes I so miss him a gentleman of calibre
Helena

2 Years Ago

Absolutely Tate!
I just have one word for this beautiful poem 'WOW'. Such truthful emotions you've captured in these 4 verses and it makes so much sense to every reader as they can relate to it completely. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you I am so sorry this took so long to respond to I havent been on much of late But I am grate.. read more
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B.J
Oh! such true words spoken so eloquently...My life has grown so differently and people don't understand.

Posted 3 Years Ago


B.J

3 Years Ago

So cleverly put
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

thank you Barb
B.J

3 Years Ago

:)......................
Puts me in mind of some of my own past relationships with friends and siblings. Some people cannot accept it when you grow in different directions from them.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

I agree it has happened to us all at one time or another It is a human trait that i wish I never met.. read more
MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

We can only offer up a prayer and move on.
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

oh yeah i always get back up
read your note Tate .. it's a lesson you have well learned no doubt .. perfect song for your poem .. there are so many things in our lives that intermingle .. friends, choices, innocence, and what we like to call maturity .. in all of it it truly is our choices that count .. not who we know or what has happened "to" us ... i find your poem (true to your form) inspirational and uplifting .. i am left with gratitude for my own lot in life .. so thank you Tate!
E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much It is nice to hear that
A truly inspirational poem! One can clearly grasp the sense of emotion in this piece as well as hear it's voice. Terrific work!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much so nice to see you today
Through common things and days events
for each moment there comes an end
With our lives joys and discontents
we choose whether we will ascend

Someone once said anger is its own punishment. Certainly, the same can be said for envy. Really great write in form and content.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Pryde it was with the utmost humility I wrote this As we all have felt this pain called en.. read more
Great flow here Tate, quite like the sentiment, and enjoyed Judy Collins too, perfect accompaniment....

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Hi Frieda this one spoke to me as many do with the music from our era and hence the memories of that.. read more
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

No....and that's a good thing, adulthood is way overrated. ;)
Another amazing poem keep up the great work and keep them coming

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

thank you melissa
melissa

3 Years Ago

Your welcome

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Added on August 21, 2011
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