Deceit tells us: what they have is better than ours

Deceit tells us: what they have is better than ours

So now we wrestle with discontent

Forever seeking,

Wanting,

Desiring something that was never our own

 

Blessings become blurred

When seen through the lens of another

Our sight diminishes

With each gaze and long lusting look

That will never be

Enough.

 

Scrolling through standards not set in stone

Daydreaming of a reality

Untrue and unknown.

 

By Faith Olajuyigbe.

 

 

Read the full blog for this poem here: https://www.wordsoffaith.co.uk/post/deceit-a-poem-about-comparison 

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Faith Olajuyigbe

Tue 25th Aug 2020 09:54

Thank you for your comments all! This is something I still think about deeply x

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Wandering Biku

Sat 22nd Aug 2020 22:31

A great insight. Though the grass always looks greener, it so rarely is and envy can cause such suffering. Love it and thanks

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Neressa Anthony

Fri 14th Aug 2020 13:16

"Thou shall not covet"...one of the most profound of the 10 commandments.

You described it beautifully. Well written!

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Paul Sayer

Fri 14th Aug 2020 10:40

Great write Faith

Heading over with my next click...

Paul.

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