“Jealousy or Envy”

Jealousy or envy

a trate I have never possessed

but others do

and through their feelings

hatred comes through

 

Damage to possessions

deliberately caused

I find hard to hold back

my true feelings

to those

that have done so

 

 

This Morning

I saw one of my paintings

damaged so

a lovely Oil on Canvas

that held memories so close

 

An oil on canvas

of the Killarney Lakes

close to my heart

and where my ashes will lay

a gift from my Sons

many years ago

 

Scrawled across it

a fingernail tear

not there yesterday

 

But now my tears flow

do I know who did it

oh yes, very much so

a jealous Sister

who lives in my house

I ignore so

 

My Killarney Lakes

all I see is the fingernail tear

will I tackle her

no

it is what she wants

and I play no games, no more

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on ““Jealousy or Envy”

    1. You could say that Opher, but this is her. She obviously listened yesterday in her Living room as she does, as I suggested to Jonathan moving the painting up the stairs so when you came through the doors it is so large the painting, you would see it straight away.

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    1. Thank you Linda, but this is my so called Sister because I no longer look or talk to her, and the house is big enough to ignore her, she has always treated me as “hers” I know that sounds strange – I have a lot of probs from my background.

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  1. Oh Anna! What a horrid thing for her to do! Sounds like something out of a Gothic novel!!! What kind of mischief do you suppose she’ll get up to while you’re gone, or will she behave for the boys?

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    1. I was so upset when I saw it, but would not let her see that. I know why she did it Cheryl, I am not one for Birthdays and mine is May 14 and she and my Mother would do whatever they could to upset me or cause a row on that date, this is what she wants but it did not happen. It’s a lovely painting very long, very wide and it’s the Lakes and the Killarney Hills as Dusk falls, very well painted. She scratched it from the Lake in a large half circle, it’s so obvious a fingernail.

      Going upstairs last night I called David to point it out to him and he said he had seen it didn’t want to say it to me because he knew I would get upset. You can’t but help see what she has done the bitch. As for her causing trouble when I go away, I have no doubt she will do something to cause a row with Jonathan (he is too like me and easy pickings therefore).

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  2. You are spot on there Cheryl. Do you know 35 years we have lived here and this is I accept hard for people to believe, but in all those years she never once put a duster to her hand and done any work around here. She is supposed to hoover the hall every day, now it’s every other day waiting for me to say something. I have to admit it really gets me down.

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