The Green Eye


Take a deep look into the mirror
Do you like what you see?
Are you happy in being what you are
Or is there someone else you want to be?

Ever thought why it is this way
When others flourish why can't it be you?
Everyone sure puts in the effort
But success comes only to a selected few

What gratification in cursing the winners
While your work was only half hearted
Instead of wondering how they did it
Why not put in more effort instead?

Don't try to sneak and peek
When the fault lies in your home
Mind your own business first
Only then it becomes the happiness dome


Concentrate on your negatives
Rather than cursing their joys
When they again succeed in front of you
You may have the words, but no voice

Life no longer comes easy
You have to earn it to live it
Cheating might give you the comfort
But your soul dies everyday bit by bit

Do not hate others just for sake
Definitely not when poisoned by others
They need you because they are minority
Their concern and comfort only smothers


Insecurity is a dreaded disease
Hiding under the cloak of arrogance
The facade only exposes the fear
There is nothing promoting elegance

Understand the facts, don't just hear
See it and only then believe
The third person is known to sting
By passing the truth through a rigged sieve

It’s easy to taint a success story
Calling it influenced and fiction
Do you even know the real person?
Before making your own prediction

Accept the truth, strive to live
Why get entangled in fallacy
Them today, it can be you tomorrow
Don't just thrive on jealousy

~ Soumya

14 comments:

  1. stop living for anyone else but you. and you will be exactly that, you.

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    1. Its interesting that these 11 stanzas can stand alone as short poems. Was it done on purpose?! :)

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    2. Not exactly. Just wanted to pen down various thoughts. Turned out this way :D

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  2. When the fault lies in your home
    Mind your own business first


    But your soul dies everyday bit by bit

    The third person is known to sting
    By passing the truth through a rigged sieve

    Loved your poem and there is so much of truth in the above lines. Keep it up.

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  3. Good one Soumya! I needed this poem just about now!

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    1. Thanks Meera. Glad my words helped :)

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  4. I was checking out the others on the list of this week's Spicy Saturday Picks along with mine and guess which post was read the most last year at this time?! How weird is this ;) I loved this one Soumya! Jealousy is a vile monster.

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