SHADOW OF JEALOUSY
SONNET – SHADOW OF JEALOUSY
Oh, those woeful shadows of jealous ways
precarious villain for reasons dazed,
poisoning the longing love‘s lasting days,
without confidence to chase love hazed.
The shadow of jealousy dimmed the light,
darkened every dawn and day with anguish,
torment with false accusations incite,
suffering distress ruling to languish.
Jealousy! That mortal weakness of mood,
destroying virtuous dawning passion,
love’s purity with innocence pursued,
led astray from feelings of compassion.
Why? Why was my trust in you forsaken,
the trust in myself, my self-worth shaken.
Copyright © Teppo Gren | Year Posted 2016