Treasure Island

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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