Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

Enraged Jealousy (For What Others Have Got)


Enraged jealousy in a mind
that's like a child's
selfish beyond belief
you need to get a life

If you go through life
watching what other people do
you'll have no life left
with nobody to blame but you

If they have this, if they have that
does it matter that you haven't got
what they have got

Be thankful for what you have
because some people don't have a dime
but they don't complain
they see life for what it is......

An honour and a privilege

Submitted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Edited: Saturday, August 17, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

There is a few people like this.

Comments about this poem (Enraged Jealousy (For What Others Have Got) by Dave Alan Walker )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 722 Points Ken E Hall (1/30/2014 5:30:00 AM)

    Very welll said words of common sense, have seen what it can do to a marriage...I remember
    years ago I freind said to me 'Half the men in this dance would like to take your wife to bed' I replied whats wrong with the other half great poem to read...regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 722 Points Jodie Hardy (9/5/2013 2:42:00 PM)

    Great poem Dave, very true. It's always wise to be grateful for what you have, because one day it could become what you had. Xx (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,130 Points Valerie Dohren (8/18/2013 10:25:00 AM)

    One who harbours jealousy can never be happy, whereas contentment lies at the root of happiness. Another wise and true write from your pen. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,093 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/17/2013 6:43:00 AM)

    Jealousy is to be blamed when unhappiness creeps in,
    Just throw out selfishness and see
    its ones honour and privilege to have a beautiful life...

    Lovely poem...Enjoyed reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,078 Points Hazel Durham (8/17/2013 6:21:00 AM)

    So true jealously is a sad and worthless emotion that creates unhappiness!
    Powerful and great write! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Adheez Van Der Beanthz (8/17/2013 5:09:00 AM)

    thankful is a noble way to honor the life
    an evocative poem..

    Be thankful for what you have
    because some people don't have a dime
    but they don't complain
    they see life for what it is......
    An honour and a privilege
    love this stanza, so true and inspiring (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,480 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/17/2013 4:48:00 AM)

    Be thankful for what you have. Nice message of contentment. Jealousy is the prime source of unhappiness. Beautiful poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

Read all 12 comments »

New Poems

  1. 148. To Miss Logan, with Beattie's Poems, Robert Burns
  2. In Memory Of My Mother- An elegy, Natarajan Ramaseshan
  3. Hindi haiku 23 oct, S.D. TIWARI
  4. It's Me: A Woman, Afshan Fatima
  5. Fortress, Edward Kofi Louis
  6. 152. Extempore in the Court of Session, Robert Burns
  7. With No Rest, Edward Kofi Louis
  8. A Dark Cloud, Edward Kofi Louis
  9. When we were, 107 tshepzen
  10. 379. Song—Fragment—Love for love, Robert Burns

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Paul Muldoon

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Home And Love, Robert William Service
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]