Sunday, January 10, 2010

160 - Envy

The green-eyed monster

Silently spews his venom

Tears through friendship

Destroys the family tie

Without it, there would be no change

With it, there will be no peace


I tried the 160 character challenge. For more info go see Monkey Man.

28 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Sure, Beth, envy is one of our primal urges. Without it, we wouldn't get off our duff and do anything. Can be a motivator of sorts.

Vicky said...

Oh, that's such a good point! Love your blog.

Can I please quote your 'Sunday 160' on my blog... you've given me an idea?

Thank you x

vicky@anticelebrity.net

only a movie said...

Wow, Beth. Great point.

Em said...

Oh Envy - #1 in my world of Seven Deadly Sins, and one I've struggled with for a very long time.

Better than wrath or lust though, right?

I LOVE this. Fantastic job.

Jaime said...

good one.

Gingeyginge said...

Neat post

suzicate said...

Truer words never spoken.

Vicky said...

And here's my Sunday 160:

http://www.anticelebrity.net/blog/2010/1/10/the-sunday-160-the-panic-is-over.html

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Very nice Beth... and I decided to try your challenge. Also, visiting Monkey Man is a hoot... great tunes he has!

TechnoBabe said...

Two sides to every story so to speak. Good post. Envy sometimes spurs us on to make a move to better things. But if we sit on it and chew on it and hold it close like a lover, it can become more important than it really is.

ArtSnark said...

Intense - well written

Brian Miller said...

fabulous 160 beth! so glad you are joining in on this one. envy will rip a heart to shreds as well as your own identity.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

"Tears through friendship,
Destroys the family tie."
Really like this!

smiles4u said...

You are so right! Great words for today Beth!

Felicitas said...

Yes, envy can be a very destructive force! A terrific 160!

Mine is up, as well.

Deb said...

that's downright deep, beth! seriously, it is something i tell myself i don't struggle with but i realize sometimes even though i may not have the actual "envious thought", i do have a negative visceral reaction towards someone or something that is probably just as destructive.

Jan said...

Ah, Beth - again you impress me, both with your photography and your written verse.

I'm, ah, a tad envious. :P

Monkey Man said...

Amazing how much story you can tell in a "Text". Great 160. My own is up - but very late - you will have to read it to find out why.

Herding Cats said...

Envy is something I am constantly struggling with. I'm trying to become less of a green-eyed monster this year. The only person my envy hurts....is me.

Matty said...

Telling a story, creating a theme, all in 160. Very good.

carma said...

envy can be a great motivating force - or lead to a great depression and years of sadness (yeah, I'm always looking on the sunny side)

Cristin said...

Love it.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Serendipity Beth. I have been wrestling with envy today... and you nailed it.

sherri said...

love that, excellent job. and love the gerber daisy shot. my fave fleur.

gayle said...

Great!! Envy can eat at you!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

VERY impressive.
Have a great week.
jj

My name is PJ. said...

Beth, I hope you save these. You have a gift with words and a talent for working withing monkey man's guidelines! Seriously, seriously good.

mo.stoneskin said...

Well put, never thought of envy as a monster and certainly not as one with green eyes, but that's a great way of picturing it.