POEM ON JEALOUSY
It was the most important year in college
And halfway during it, I got really sick.
I stayed at home and disappeared all
Of a sudden but I never received a call.
I thought about going to college with my
Best friend was like- a dream come true.
Since in school life, we attended two rival
Academies, we scored 1st & 2nd always.
I was wrong, she never asked me how
I’m doing, or am I even alive? that’s fine!
Maybe she was busy and forgot about me.
Then something happens, I slowly recovered.
I decided I would join once again even if
I missed half & all important stuff but
There was still hope and so I thought to
Surprise her and all our less-close classmates.
As soon as I approached the 4th floor I was
So tired cause the elevator wasn’t working,
I had to take the stairs all the way up which
You see is not healthy for a sick human.
Biology laboratory on 4th floor and
Our classmates were leaving after class-
Suddenly I got tight hug by an unexpected girl
‘Angela’ happier to see me than I was!
Couldn’t believe that all teachers asked me
In detail about illness and they sounded so
Concerned about me, I was a good student as
Far as I remember but was shy to answer.
Reached our classroom, 5th floor, fresh as
Usual, all the girls looked in my direction…
They were about to give big reactions but
Our physics teacher approaches inside.
When the break finally arrived, each and every
Girl in our class came up to me and talked
Softly and concerned, it melted my heart,
Teared me up, realized I was getting attention.
Slowly peeked over my bestie, she was surely
Sitting with me but I could read all her mind.
As if someone snatched her toy or something
That was the moment I knew what’s going on.
She was not the only friend who came from
Our school, there was one more girl and
Wasn’t treating me like that, she too asked
In detail about my health stuff, but I knew it.
I knew that she’s jealous of me and next
Day her prayers got accepted, I got sick again,
The year got wasted and everyone got ahead
Of me and I struggled hard, kept falling since then.