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Envy

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Envy

A day in the country

I went to the country
To see my Bro's Land
I saw he had worked hard
His land looked so grand
For a second this envy
It tapped on my soul
But then I looked deeper
Saw things as a whole!

I looked at his features
All the lines on his face
Not character lines
Those lines that add grace
Just sad saggy lines
From worry and stress
There was naught in his manner
That read happiness.

I’m a loser to his type
I have no ambition
I live for today
He lives for his mission
But I have a smile
And a generous heart
While he, how I see him
Is a grumpy old fart.

10 August 2013 @ 1700hrs

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  1. Date: 2/2/2014 10:16:00 PM
    I often said that if things don't work out the way I would like to, that I can see myself becoming a grumpy old bugger. May fate save me from your brother's affliction. Oh oops, that comment was about me. Hope that you are well Peter. Missing ya mate.

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 1:25:00 AM
    Beautifully painted. Happiness over wealth, wealth without happiness is nought. Thank you for this one sir.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/14/2013 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And thank you fore reading my simple poetry, my friend, it is appreciated...Peter
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 11:45:00 PM
    You made the right choice. I do appreciate your sense of humor Peter. Good night.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/11/2013 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Richard, you are so kind....Peter
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 7:04:00 PM
    How true that is, you capture him wonderfully with your words. xxx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/11/2013 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    He has good and bad points, I can't help liking him. Thanks Babe....Peter
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 3:46:00 PM
    Smile, you have a way with words Peter, enjoyed xxx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/11/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Rose; you do pretty well yourself...Peter
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 1:20:00 PM
    Lol....such a.natural feeling, to have but I love how you stopped and examined it,,,success doesn't often mean true happiness:) lovely write peter really enjoyed..<3 cherie

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/10/2013 3:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Cherie, life is for living not envy...Peter
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 6:03:00 AM
    Interesting work..Great comparison..Sad that the farmer has the great burden of worry attached to his occupation..Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/10/2013 3:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara, it is always a pleasure to visit your work...Peter
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 5:49:00 AM
    On ya mate

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/10/2013 3:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much for reading Sandra....Peter