Envy, the green-eyed dragon, she lives underneath your bed,
and though you try to ignore her, at times you see her scaly head.
Her snout protrudes, reminding you of that which you don’t want to feel,
from the dusty shadows of long ago, to life’s daily fortune wheel.
Envy, the green-eyed dragon, can make herself very small,
but never be fool enough to think, she’s not there inside us all.
Her talons grip the most innocent heart, her mouth bites with poisonous fangs.
She’s the little voice inside your head who is joyful when enemies hang.
Envy, the green-eyed dragon, will always keep the score
in every game you take part in, to make sure no one else gets more.
She’s one of those childhood monsters who still remain today
and though you can try to deny it, you know she is here to stay.
From her lair beneath your adult bed her dragon’s breath is ripe,
you can see her smiling viciously, when of other’s fortune you gripe.
Envy, the green-eyed dragon, is not fit for a fairy-tale,
but rather for a horror-book, selling cheaply on half-off sale!
Like a shape-shifter she will always find a way to get under your skin
and will never ever allow you to be perfectly free from sin.
Envy, the green-eyed dragon, sometimes glimpsed in triumphant eyes
of those who watch someone’s fall from grace with a poker-face disguise.
For my first post on The Seven Deadly Sins: Greed, please go here.
I couldn’t resist posting this sin at d’Verse Open Link Night – Week 13.
I have also entered this in the Poetry Picnic Week 26: Seven Deadly Sins.