Envy one of the seven deadly sins

Melissa Russell By Melissa Russell, 5th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This poems is about the effect of Envy. It infects the heart and mind when given rein. Envy with a tad of color for dimension.

Envy's Kiss

To say green suits me, hurts.
Truth be known, green is what I wear.
It's this fatal stain of envy's kiss
which leaves me languishing in bitterness.

You drape your arm with an adornment...it's not me;
She with her onyx eyes and pomegranate lips
coils around you like a snake, posed to strike anyone
who gets too close to her prey.

Perhaps I should dress myself in red as well;
don't get me wrong, these aren't the colors
of a festivitious celebration, they're
the sins which plague my heart.

Envy is one of the seven deadly sins, I tried to depict it with color and attitude.


Adornment, Jealous, Jealousy, Melissa R Bickel, Seven, Seven Deadly Sins, Sins, Snake

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author avatar Melissa Russell
I write because I love it and as the years have passed, I've found my knowledge and skills haven't grown by leaps and bounds.

Poetry is where I spend most of time.

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