Friday, 10 April 2015

THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2015: J IS FOR JEALOUSY:

 WELCOME TO THE TENTH LETTER OF
THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2015:
MY THEME IS TO PICK A SONG TITLE
THEN WRITE MY OWN POEM:

J is for JEALOUSY
RECORDED BY 
BILLY FURY  FROM UK:
Why are people jealous?
This I ask myself.
There must be a certain reason,
Could it possibly be wealth?
 
Jealous of a friend's disposition,
Of things that friends possess.
One has to work for what one has
To me is a sure guess.
 
Being jealous is not a pleasant emotion,
But now and then rears it's ugly head.
Isn't it much better to be happy?
After all is done and said.
 
A smile is better than a scowl,
Laughter is better than tears.
Being jealous isn't the answer,
To dispel your inner fears.
 
Jealous is not a pleasant word.
It may well be you're insecure.
Be grateful for what you have in life,
Your friends will love you more.
 
Copyright Yvonne Lewis

22 comments:

  1. I agree that we should be thankful for what we have. We don't really know what it's like to be in another's shoes and though it may look better than our circumstance they might be dealing with worse things than think we're dealing with.

    I don't remember that song.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    A Faraway View

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    1. I totally agree with you Lee, Thanks for your comment,
      The song was an old song brought back to life in the 60s.
      Enjoy your wekk-end.
      Yvonne.

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  2. Jealously on hurts the one who feels it.

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  3. The green eye of jealousy. Ugly thing it is. Too bad we have all been guilty. Great choice! Well done.

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    1. Yes, I suppose we are all guilty of it at sometime in our lives.

      Enjoy your week-end.
      Yvonne.

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  4. You're right that nothing good comes out of jealousy.

    Julie

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    1. Jealousy is not a nice word but there is quite a bit of it around these days.
      Thanks for the visit.

      Yvonne.

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  5. Jealousy is certainly a bad element to be afflicted with! One should be satisfied with what one has! Truly said Yvonne!

    Hank

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    1. Jealousy is not a nice emotion but there is sure much of it about,

      Thanks for visiting.
      Yvonne.

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  6. Jealousy has to be tossed away so one can have a better day

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    1. I couldn't put it better myself Pat.

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  7. Jealousy is the worst. I've noticed people tend to be jealous because they aren't happy with themselves or what they have.

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  8. Very valid reasons for Jealousy Chrys,
    Thanks for the comment/
    Enjoy your week-end.
    Yvonne.

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  9. That's one nasty feeling to carry around inside. I'm trying to remember the song, but I can't. I'll have to look it up on iTunes and give it a listen. Thanks for the poem!

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  10. I think it's quite an old song but it got revived in the 60s.
    Thankks for the comment and your continued support.
    Have a good week-end.
    Yvonne.

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  11. I don't understand jealousy. Its such a big world out there. Why limit yourself to something someone else has?

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    1. It beats me why some people are jealous of others, we all have the same oppourtunities in life, if some people work harder and achieve the success they are, then good for them. Others rather sit around and do nothing.
      Thanks for calling by
      Enjoy Sunday.

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  12. Jealously is definitely not a good emotion. Causes many problems that one can avoid. Enjoying your posts! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Jealousy is not one of the nicer emotions one can have yet there are many folk out there who has it.
      Take care.
      Have a joyous Sunday.

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  13. Beautiful thoughts, Yvonne. Jealous people are sad, to me. They don't enjoy what they have for looking at what they want.

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    1. I agree with you Beverly, thanks for the visit.
      Enjoy your Sunday,
      Yvonne.

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