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Jealousy

21 Nov

Jealousy

Today I want to talk about
A trait that I can’t stand
Jealousy’s an attribute
We should work to disband

The definition of ‘jealous’
Is to resent someone
Who has acquired some success
While you have received none

A mental unease from suspicion
Shortcoming or fear
Of a so-called rival who is
Actually a peer

“I’m so jealous!” I always hear
People say when they see
Fortune smile on someone else
And all they think is “Me!”

“Why that person and not Me?”
Is what the jealous think
But where’s the jealousy whenever
That rival does sink?

When hardships befall someone else
Where is the green eyed beast?
The jealous just go “Phew!” and think
“It is not Me, at least!”

The common trait of jealousy
Is that it’s all inward
“To think the world does not revolve
Around Me is absurd!”

They think that every stroke of luck
And fortune should be for
Themselves and that is why it is
A trait I do abhor

The jealous don’t say “Kudos!” or
“Congrats on your success!”
While your fruition brings you joy
To them it causes stress

They don’t see the war you have fought
Or hardships you’ve endured
Because they’re still just children
And have not yet matured

“Kid-ults” with a self-absorbed
Concept of everything
Only interested in what
The world to them can bring

“Nevermind the other people
Who walk the Earth too
How can I be happy when
Good fortune smiles on you?”

Next time, please think long and hard
Before you use that term
If you think how it’s defined
It should cause you to squirm

To think about how selfish and
Self-centered it would make
A person who utters that word
And maybe it will wake

The altruist you have within
Who will be happy for
Another person’s happiness
And wish them even more

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Looking Bad

17 Jun

“Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority.”
~Jose Ortega y Gasset

lookingbad
Looking Bad

For those who choose to walk the path
That Warriors walk down
Be warned that those on the sidelines
Will meet you with a frown

For those who choose to stand apart
And of themselves ask more
Most others will not be inspired
And they will not adore

The Warrior is not cheered on
By the majority
Trying harder for the lazy
Ain’t their cup of tea

They’re made to feel inferior
Because they care too much
About what others are doing
Because they’re out of touch

With their own strength, potential and
Abilities ’cause they
Choose the easy shortcut to
Have the most care-free day

And those who walk into the fire
Out of their comfort zone
Make the rest “look bad” and so
They do cajole and groan

They discourage those who try harder
So they won’t seem slow
They feel stunted around all those
Who strive to learn and grow

“You’re making us look bad!” they think
But never pay them mind
A Warrior does see the truth
But for the rest; they’re blind

And deaf and nothing you can do
Will get the message home
Don’t waste your time explaining, just
Keep on that path and roam

They’ll do their best to slow you since
Your progress makes them see
Their lack of movement towards being
All that they can be

The Warrior cares little if
They make others feel less
“Lead, follow or get out of
My way,” they do profess

“Do not slow my journey or
I’ll run right over you
And that will truly make you have
A negative self-view”

                            ~Miro

Jealousy

13 Jan

“A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.” ~Robert A. Heinlein

Jealousy

Today I want to talk about
A trait that I can’t stand
Jealousy’s an attribute
We should work to disband

The definition of ‘jealous’
Is to resent someone
Who has acquired some success
While you have received none

A mental unease from suspicion
Shortcoming or fear
Of a so-called rival who is
Actually a peer

“I’m so jealous!” I always hear
People say when they see
Fortune smile on someone else
And all they think is “Me!”

“Why that person and not Me?”
Is what the jealous think
But where’s the jealousy whenever
That rival does sink?

When hardships befall someone else
Where is the green eyed beast?
The jealous just go “Phew!” and think
“It is not Me, at least!”

The common trait of jealousy
Is that it’s all inward
“To think the world does not revolve
Around Me is absurd!”

They think that every stroke of luck
And fortune should be for
Themselves and that is why it is
A trait I do abhor

The jealous don’t say “Kudos!” or
“Congrats on your success!”
While your fruition brings you joy
To them it causes stress

They don’t see the war you have fought
Or hardships you’ve endured
Because they’re still just children
And have not yet matured

“Kid-ults” with a self-absorbed
Concept of everything
Only interested in what
The world to them can bring

“Nevermind the other people
Who walk the Earth too
How can I be happy when
Good fortune smiles on you?”

Next time, please think long and hard
Before you use that term
If you think how it’s defined
It should cause you to squirm

To think about how selfish and
Self-centered it would make
A person who utters that word
And maybe it will wake

The altruist you have within
Who will be happy for
Another person’s happiness
And wish them even more

                                        ~Miro

They Will Hate You

19 Nov

They Will Hate You

I make no promises
Other than this one
To everyone who follows
The warrior’s long run:

They will hate you

If you choose to be honest
And stand up for what’s right
You will draw all their anger
Their selfishness and spite

They will hate you

If you won’t sacrifice
Your own integrity
Just to make them happy
This I will guarantee:

They will hate you

If you won’t fire back
With anger, loathing, hate
If you will not reflect
The scorn that they create

They will hate you

If you make them all feel
Inferior because
You refuse to act
The way a hater does

They will hate you

If you show grace, control
And aren’t as sensitive
As the one that hates
And unlike them, forgive

They will hate you

But when you have withdrawn
Your light from their dark cave
And left them all alone
To their malice, a slave

To only be surrounded
By others just as dark
And wallowing in grief
Without even a spark

When posturing and ego
No longer come in play
And they are all alone
This truth will haunt their day:

They will miss you

                      ~Miro

Children’s Story: Braggy the Bragadocious Brolga

20 Aug

Braggy the Bragadocious Brolga

There once was a Brolga who went
By the well-fitting name of Braggy
The other cranes gave him that name
Because that’s how this bird found glee

In bragging about what he had
To all of the other birds who
Didn’t have Braggy’s good luck
The things that they got were so few

“I got this and that just today!”
Braggy would boast and flap wings
The other Brolga’s would all watch
As Braggy would show off his things

But later when some time had passed
And Braggy had not found neat stuff
He got very sad and his chest
Would not all swell up and then puff

He’d be sure to keep his beak closed
Whenever another bird found
Some really neat stuff for himself
Braggy would not make a sound

He’d just sit and wait until when
Something else would come his way
And when it did, Braggy would swell
And puff and then boastfully say

“Hey everyone, check this out!
Something great’s happened to me!
Everyone drop what you’re doing
It’s important that you all see!”

But the other Brolgas caught on
Braggy’s routine had worn thin
“Why is it you only chirp
Whenever you just had a win?”

The other cranes stared at him blankly
And then one by one they spoke too
“You never rejoice for our winnings!”
“All you’re concerned with is you!”

Braggy stood silent and thought
“Could what they were saying be true?”
Was he just concerned with himself?
His own personal point of view?

“You’re right!” Braggy had to admit
“I never once said I was glad
To any of you other Brolgas
For any good luck that you had”

So starting that day if a Brolga
Found something neat during their day
Braggy was always the first
To congratulate him with a “Yay!”

And whenever he found a cool trinket
He wouldn’t boast, bluster or gloat
He’d leave it to the other Brolgas
To celebrate and to promote

“We’re happy you’ve had some good luck!”
The other birds all would exclaim
“Braggy, you’re so humble that
You should have a more fitting name!”

And so the cranes all called him “Humbly”
Because he had finally learned
It’s not nice to be bragadocious
About all the things you have earned

Jealousy

5 Aug

Jealousy

Today I want to talk about
A trait that I can’t stand
Jealousy’s an attribute
We should work to disband

The definition of ‘jealous’
Is to resent someone
Who has acquired some success
While you have received none

A mental unease from suspicion
Shortcoming or fear
Of a so-called rival who is
Actually a peer

“I’m so jealous!” I always hear
People say when they see
Fortune smile on someone else
And all they think is “Me!”

“Why that person and not Me?”
Is what the jealous think
But where’s the jealousy whenever
That rival does sink?

When hardships befall someone else
Where is the green eyed beast?
The jealous just go “Phew!” and think
“It is not Me, at least!”

The common trait of jealousy
Is that it’s all inward
“To think the world does not revolve
Around Me is absurd!”

They think that every stroke of luck
And fortune should be for
Themselves and that is why it is
A trait I do abhor

The jealous don’t say “Kudos!” or
“Congrats on your success!”
While your fruition brings you joy
To them it causes stress

They don’t see the war you have fought
Or hardships you’ve endured
Because they’re still just children
And have not yet matured

“Kid-ults” with a self-absorbed
Concept of everything
Only interested in what
The world to them can bring

“Nevermind the other people
Who walk the Earth too
How can I be happy when
Good fortune smiles on you?”

Next time, please think long and hard
Before you use that term
If you think how it’s defined
It should cause you to squirm

To think about how selfish and
Self-centered it would make
A person who utters that word
And maybe it will wake

The altruist you have within
Who will be happy for
Another person’s happiness
And wish them even more

                                   Miro