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The Chain Of Envy

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The Chain Of Envy

  -Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.-

I know what it is:People these days hate to see you doin better than them.

I wear the prospect of being the best around my neck like a gem.

They don't want you to be happy, that kills them.But when you're down and out they smile.

Misery loves company, I've been seeing examples of that for a while.

They would rather see your casket being driven by four horses.

Then to look in your driveway and see 2 clean Porches.

I wouldn't want people to envy me, just understand I work hard.

Thats why I don't steal or rob because that makes me look retarded.

You never know what people go through to get where they are at.

If you pay attention to the rich and famous, the price of fame has a catch.

So what do they do to dehumanize our souls and send them to the skies?

They go inside their mind's labs and start cooking up good lies.

They don't have what it takes to take what you have and cherish.

Knowin deep down if they tried, they shall forever perish.

It's all gravy, but it aint sweet, I love the brutal competition.

Me, standing above all, respected by all man, is my life's premonition.

I buy clothes at darn near every opportuniy, because a few years ago its something i never 

If you feel I'm rubbing it in your face by being fresh...too bad.

Where do we go from here? Back to the homeland can it really be?

I barely like being around people becuz it brings the chain of envy.

Copyright © Richard-Jamaal Keen

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  1. Date: 8/1/2009 5:16:00 AM
    Good morning Richard, thank you for sharing your wonderful poetry today. Hope you enjoy your weekend as much as I am going to enjoy mine. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/30/2009 5:38:00 PM
    Very nice rhythm and rhymed. I like the cadence and beat of this poem.Well done, Richard.Keep writing. And never stop doing it, lol...I like your style and always read your work.You're doing great. God bless you! Your poet friend, Dorian aka ladydp2000