By: Mary Lamb
Envy is a feeling of longing for something that someone else has. Being envious can motivate you, or it can tear you down. This poem will inspire you to not be envious of other people and to focus on yourself. "It all in vain would fret." Don't be down because of the things you don't have, be thankful for the things you do.
The poem is about how anything or anyone can be envious. No matter how big or small it is, people can get jealous over something they don't have. Greed is an unfortunate feeling, but it does exist.