Thursday, February 14, 2013

Jealousy


                                                                                  Attributed to Ripton Scott
Image: Two Lovebirds on a Perch
Source: Licensed through Wikimedia Commons (here)

Resentment and fear
Notions of rivalry and
suspicions of threats

Negative feelings,
distrust, pent- up ill will
of others’ assets

Facets of business,
romance, appearance, career,
subject to onslaught

Destructive outcome
Panacea of ethics lost
to fatal pretexts

Written for Chev's haiku at CARPE DIEM # 122 with prompt - jealousy

15 comments:

  1. Never turns out good and usually it's a bunch of crap in ones hood, fear that is never justified until created.

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    1. It's ever so true, Pat
      Human failings ever ready for a spat!

      Hank

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  2. jealousy often has that destructive outcome...sadly....and you would think knowing that we would steer clear of it but...

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    1. The urge is too strong to bother of outcomes. Sadly this has been the case in most instances. I would think so, Brian!

      Hank

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  3. indeed jealousy appears everywhere....well-penned.

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    1. I suppose it's meant to be. Thanks kz!

      Hank

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  4. " Destructive outcome
    Panacea of ethics lost
    to fatal pretexts" - well said !!!

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  5. the effects of jealousy are brutal and you have penned them down marvelously.

    http://unshakenthoughts.com/2013/02/15/jealousy-for-carpe-diem-haiku/

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  6. I agree with "My Journey With Candida", but smart of you to spot it here - I'm not sure that I would have. Excellent response with something pertinent to say.

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  7. Last line is the essence of it, loosing wonderful creative opportunities on trivial pretext called jealousy.

    Excellent!

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  8. "Destructive outcomes" are the inevitable result of jealousy...


    Jealous Rusted Can?

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  9. It does good to no one.. you beautifully expressed that..
    but how strong this emotion is even the best of human beings get trapped in it sometimes..

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  10. Jealousy is more than 50% lousy. Well done

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