Jealousy | Teen Ink


February 25, 2009
By SemiVeggie SILVER, Bellevue, Washington
SemiVeggie SILVER, Bellevue, Washington
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Jealousy is a sink covered in dishes
A place that hides forgotten wishes,
But blink and find, the melon rinds are gone
And then too soon has been too long.

Jealousy reeks and goes tap-tap-tap
To ooze from one to the next
And each will say 'it was just a jest'
But inside, a monster rests
Tearing apart
Breaking the bones, caressing the heart

Jealousy sounds like BOOM-BOOM-BOOM
It echoes in, an empty room
And up from the lake will rise a loon
Flying away, going too soon.

But jealousy slides, and jealousy curves
And up a plate of regret will be served
Jealousy's cruel, jealousy's dined
Jealousy lives, upon your mind.

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on Jun. 2 2015 at 12:38 pm
HarmeliaKollie SILVER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
We never really grow up---- We only know how to act in public

bravo!! you really captivated me. i love this poem. you are a true poet. your description and use of onomatopoeia is deep. keep up the good work.

EdytD SILVER said...
on Sep. 2 2009 at 6:40 pm
EdytD SILVER, Livingston, New Jersey
6 articles 0 photos 258 comments
Nice! I really liked this, and I think that this describes jealousy more accurately than I have ever read. You have great, incredibly strong imagery and personification that make your poem fascinating. Great job!

I'd love if you commented on my work; thanks!

on Aug. 22 2009 at 7:05 am
wind'schime SILVER, Malacca, Other
7 articles 1 photo 17 comments
love your poem

Katie.T. GOLD said...
on Aug. 5 2009 at 11:44 pm
Katie.T. GOLD, Chaptico, Maryland
11 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Why go for a 100%, when with a little more, you can have 110%." -KT

Lately I have been very jealous! What a way to compare and great job. Seems from now I oon, I will relate my jealously to other things.

on Jul. 19 2009 at 8:53 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
26 articles 0 photos 493 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

I love this description of jealousy. It paints such a picture in your head. Wonderful idea, wonderful poem.

on Jul. 19 2009 at 5:39 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
79 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

Wow! That is beautiful, I love the imagrym it is a phenomenal piece! Keep it up!

on Jun. 18 2009 at 4:42 pm
storyofmylife PLATINUM, Mt. Olive, Alabama
27 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
If life gives you lemons. Paint them green and pretend they're limes.

LOVED the personification in this..