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Rated: E · Poetry · Inspirational · #2065870
Jealousy is bad and it harms yah
There was a man once
inflicted with miserable leprosy
His story, the mind it stuns
but such was his jealousy!

Came one day some angels to him
with mercy to heal his ailment
They inquired of his wish and whim
but they were in for a shocking lament.

The angels asked him as to whether
he wanted health restored, his disease healed.
Replied the leper, 'he wanted neither'
What he said hence, his jealousy revealed!

He said, 'you need not heal me, but instead
inflict everyone else with my malady as well
Let all of them lie loathed and deplored in bed
as I have had to for all these days like hell!

The angels shocked, then returned to heaven
with neither healing him nor inflicting others
They still wonder from above the heavens seven
at how man envies his fellow brothers.

Ah envy is a fire that burns thee most
far better for humans if they coveted not
Why want ye, haunt ye another's fortune
like some malevolent, malignant ghost?

Thus why at all covet?
Unless the thing was your right, was snatched,
a fit of jealousy might make you regret.

(Yay this got a merit badge and 2nd place in a contest)
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