A monster, prowling round our world,
Seeks hearts in which to hide.
He knocks upon the human door
And asks to come inside.
If he can live within your heart
Or nestle in your soul,
He’ll settle down quite comfortably
And start to take control.
This evil creature wants to steal
Your happiness away.
He’s there to concentrate your mind
On things which cause dismay.
He bears the name of Jealousy,
Or Envy - perhaps Greed.
His nearest cousin’s Avarice
And on you they want to feed.
Don’t let these monsters in your life
To hurt you with their spite.
Your inner self will be consumed
With hatred day and night.