Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jealousy




 Jealousy
An awful advisor
That leaves you by yourself
Heartbroken and grieving
For what was not
For what was lost
For what it really was…


© Gabriela Abalo


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21 comments:

Eric Alder said...

Jealousy is a green-eyed devil, always lying to us. Nice One Shot, Gabriela!

Brian Miller said...

how true...jealous colors the lens through which we see the world...and often leaves us with nothing we hoped...

senderupwords said...

I agree with Eric. You captured this extremely well Gabriela. Greetings from Canada ;) Love and Light, Sender

Desert Rose said...

so true Gabriela..and hell it burns and eats its holders..only creates more pain into their hearts..great one shot ..:)

Myrna R. said...

Your poem depict the truth. Jealousy is an awful feeling.

Timoteo said...

I like how you characterize jealousy as an awful "advisor." One that we should never listen to, because no good can come of it.
Your photos are stunning!

liv2write2day said...

Jealousy is so self-destructive. Wise words, Gabriela.

dustus said...

Jealousy is even a worse advisor then some of the ones I had in college.lol Seriously, your poem is truthful and well stated.

Emmanuel Ibok said...

Great write...concise but powerful.

Cheers!

Wine and Words said...

Oh yes, the worst advisor. Why oh why do I listen. Less...I listen less, but less too late at times.

tolbert said...

So much truth in so few words! I love the opening lines!

Wonderful photos and beautiful concise poetry!

Beachanny said...

The truth about the green eyed monster. Jealousy ends in lonely, how true.

June_Butterfly said...

Jealousy is indeed a dangerous foe.It eats you up and leave you nothing but despair and pain.

Thanks for your words,Gabi!Great one shot!

Reflections said...

Ooh, the bite of jealousy... twisting our perceptions to view what it sees, nicely done.

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

The level of insecurity and low self esteem of one person gets measured by their level of jealousy - it is not love, it is pure envy. Nicely said!

Pete Marshall said...

damn true that...jealousy is evil..well said...pete

booguloo said...

Well said. Truth recognized is truth rewarded.

Shashi said...

Last lines were perfect Gabriel
I enjoyed your short verse.. Ofcourse you can not follow jealousy to the fulfillment... thanks


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Helena Malheur said...

so very true! Jealousy expressed concisely -- nicely done. I like the repetition in the end.. nice touch.

Steve Isaak said...

Life-smart, solid verses. Love the line "awful advisor".

ds said...

Very nice, and very true: jealousy is an "awful advisor" (love that!). Thank you for sharing this.