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The Spirit Of Envy

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The Spirit Of Envy

When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad. (Tacitus), 


Its easy to allow lust for power To blow forth a wicked heart Its so easy for an envious soul To shoot hate's poisonous dart. For wolves who tread as lambs Will point your every blunder Sail not on their empty dreams For they'll tear you to asunder. They drink the cup of hatred's wine A glutton without contentment For all their lust and life designs A shroud of discontentment. They want the fat, that fat has got That clouds their every movement They scorn their lot, that hate forgot With mourning and resentment.

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  1. Date: 9/19/2013 3:08:00 AM

    A brilliant write, Mustapha!

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 5:11:00 PM

    So very true! This poem carries a great message within it's lines, that many could learn from. Nicely done!

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 7:41:00 AM

    Thank you for your comment. Envy is a very interesting thing. It is something normal that, however, should not be expressed by those who feel it. It is a sign to them that they have something they need to work on because they are not happy. However, as you point out, the envious sometimes can not contain themselves and act with very poor judgement.

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 6:18:00 PM

    another jewel from your pen dearest M.M love it Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 9:26:00 AM

    "They drink the cup of hatred's wine"- awesome verse; loved it. Overall, very well-written; dark and moody: just the way I like'em lol. Excellent poem :)

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 6:45:00 AM

    Mustapha, I really enjoyed this one..An insightful understanding of envy...Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 5:47:00 AM

    Even your non-romantic writes are very eloquently penned, This is an awesome poem, Mustapha, one full of wisdom.

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 9:43:00 PM

    Wow! Perfect....a soul searcher...

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 7:42:00 PM

    This poem is a masterpiece. You are a very talented writer. Always a pleasure to read your poetry. Hugs and love, Gail

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 7:15:00 PM

    Wow... these are powerful words. They've spoken to me

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 1:16:00 PM

    We should all take heed of your brilliantly written message!

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 4:34:00 AM

    Hey buddy, Nice write about one of the 7 deadly sins..Well done.. Regards, Ken

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 7:29:00 PM

    so true M, enjoyed your rhyming poem , hugs xxx

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 5:12:00 PM

    a true message here. Very nice, MUstapha.

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 3:06:00 PM

    Mustapha, what can I say, that poem was both perfect and spoke the truth so well, I am amazed at your talent. ...Peter

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 2:01:00 PM

    This was just so moving...every line, a lesson....every line a warning...AMAZING, Mustapha...I applaud you!

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 10:41:00 AM

    Omg M this is an awesome write.....Deeply penetrates the mind, wish these traits didnt exist,,, but sadly they do. Excellent write always my friend xoxo cherie

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 10:17:00 AM

    WOW ...this is superb expression as to how destructive envy will eventually destroy the heart... riveting write :)

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 10:04:00 AM

    and temptation takes its course, envy being as persuading as ever a very cool write, enjoyed this one ~always, Linda

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 8:02:00 AM

    amen , they look like a promising cloud in a desert but leaves one empty

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 6:28:00 AM

    This spirit resides within all of us, but through the mercy of God we keep it at bay. A fine piece worth of consideration.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/31/2013 9:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My pleasure Mustapha, soup mail me some time and tell me about yourself.
    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed Date: 8/31/2013 4:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Its in all of us but some of us are able to keep that destructive trait at bay rather than acting wickedly to achieve the vices of envy that is deeply rooted in our hearts. Thanks for your potent comment Richard. Its always nice to hear from you.
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 3:42:00 AM

    I GIVE YOU ENVY EXCELLENT PIECE ONE OF THE SEVEN DEADLY YOU DUG DEEP OLD PAL

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed Date: 8/31/2013 4:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Have you posted anything new? Will check out your work anyhow old pal. Have a great weekend.
    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed Date: 8/31/2013 4:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Liam. I'm glad you liked this one.