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ENVY ROTS

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Below is the poem entitled ENVY ROTS which was written by poet Kim van Breda. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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ENVY ROTS

ENVY ROTS

The subtle enemy called envy
silently sits at the roots of our sins
we rationalize ungodly decisions
to meet criteria- competitions we have to win

“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones”

Compelled, we mentally reduce others
taking  pleasure to mentally enlarge ourselves
constantly constrained--superior in our culture 
affecting time spent on making money-- endowments

“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones”

When does this corrosive attitude commence
impressing more than required to impress
a rat race, a treadmill undermining God-given health
refuse to invest—let your heart be at peace—rest

“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones”
(Inspired by the above verse—Proverbs 14:30)


Copyright© May 2013—Kim van Breda

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  1. Date: 5/13/2013 6:57:00 AM
    Proverbs...one of my favorite books..:)

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 2:43:00 PM
    So well stated here. Quite the powerful quote. Another wonderful job!

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 11:06:00 AM
    Great quote in the end, Kim! - A very good poem - Envy is almost like a "disease", but there is no "pill" that helps against "disease"! - Thanks Kim! - Have a lovely day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)