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Envy



You are young and poor.
You are vigorous and beautiful.
You see a rich man passing,
Comfortable in his luxury sedan,
Diamonds flashing on his fingers.
You smile and wave, genuinely happy
For his conspicuous good fortune.
Your bare hands are brown and strong.
The streets are hot and dusty,
Your only clothes are cheap and dirty,
And you have no fixed address.
But you are young and bold
And your dreams sustain you.
Hope lights up your face
Because the rich man
Is all the proof you need.
And he waves to you,
His soul full of envy.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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A word lover who enjoys beautiful poetry of all genres and responds with admiration to fresh and felicitous phrases. [Retired manufacturing/production control mgr./marketing manager/financial analyst. USAF veteran; lived in US, Mexico, Germany, Turkey.] more…

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