Jealousy Beads

“Jealousy Beads”

A Study in the Crippling Disease of Jealousy

Like beads of perspiration forming on the surface of your HEAD,
Desperate Beads of Jealousy form on the inside of your brain.
With a base made of molten pain
That is mingled with sweat and strain
They begin to trickle downward
Like pellets of heavy LEAD.

Collecting in the crevices of your EYES
Their corrosive journey begins.
And like a priestess waving a doll full of pins
Creating images of unwarranted sins,
The Jealousy Beads stay on their way
To fill them with torment and LIES.

Now leaving this blistering sight of ravaged and pillaged VISION.
The Jealousy Beads from the cavities filled
Burst forth in a rage unstilled.
Like a barbaric bestial savage totally unrestrained
In viciousness, keenly well-trained
They move forward in deadly PRECISION.

Like an inflamed and untamed volcano
They slowly flow down your THROAT.
With scorching paralytic lava
They inhibit your power to talk.
But still having the use of legs
You aimlessly try to walk.
Ardently seeking your love you stalk,
But gone is your mind
And your vision is blind
And the Jealousy Beads watching you
Stumble and climb
Sardonically glower and GLOAT.

Thus, seeing you tortured and helpless,
They’re encouraged to dig even DEEPER.
With an incredible amoeba-like crawl
They invade your lungs with each rise and fall.
And like an alchemist who knows no law
Who feeds on your every flaw,
They stir osmosis and evil TOGETHER.

Yes, the groundwork is set and there is no turning BACK.
For with a diabolical uncontainable force
Through your lungs and into your blood they now course.
And aiming straight for the source they want to control,
Drooling at the sight of their ultimate goal,
It’s your heart they now wish to ATTACK.

So finally reaching their target, your caldron of Spirit and SOUL
The valve of your heart they twist down in screams
Making it pump them to all your extremes
Flowing venom out in unending streams
Framing ultimate reason with unholy schemes
Till you’re no longer human, no longer whole,
And They are in total CONTROL.

It is thus that you’ve been debauched
By a hideous and monstrous REDUCER.
But will you ever learn?
Will you ever understand?
That there is more to love than hate,
That when trust is not held tight,
It can slip through your fingers like sand.
And it’s your own evil lurking inside
That gives birth to the infamous SEDUCER.

Like beads of perspiration forming on the surface of your HEAD,
Desperate Beads of Jealousy form on the inside of your brain.
With a base of molten pain
That is mingled with sweat and strain
The Jealousy Beads forever remain
To return again and AGAIN.

By JB Berkow