Toxic Cocktail of Admiration and Envy: A Satiric Poem
You don't have to be "great" to be envied by others
for the flip-side to be their well played admiration
they could be friends, coworkers, even brothers
who would rather sit at your standing ovation.
And again, not because you are some star
or someone of importance to any degree
so it's not about who you really are
but what they could never be.
Trying to build a bridge over that silly gap
with extra courtesy and a friendly smile
often makes worse that envy crap
cutting shorter that extra mile.
They would like you more if they could hate you
no matter how crazy this may possibly sound
reluctant to influence how others rate you
hate just lacking a justified ground.
So what do you do about that envious kind
maybe just pretend that you don't know
or merely give up on that toxic mind
as nothing would help them grow.