Envy sneaks in

Grass that is greener.
A sun that shines brighter.
Meadows dotted with farms.
Life’s painting on canvas.

Envy sneaks in slowly.
Wanting this painting.
To have touched this.
The heart drawn to it.

Open space; farm land.
Slow pace; no hurrying.
Peaceful; quiet of noise.
Sheep bray; cows moo.

From a storybook so familiar.
This picture jumps out.
Envy tarnishing the landscape.
Its green horns showing.

High on the cliffs,
The view breathtaking.
Crushing waves, churning sea.
The ocean a sapphire blue.

To envy this place.
Where the grass is greener.
The prick of discord felt.
Envy spreads like poison.

By C.E. Pereira


Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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