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Walter Poe
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0 posted 11-28-2013 09:13 PM       View Profile for Walter Poe   Email Walter Poe   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Walter Poe


Hate, so small a word.
Yet I embrace it.
I hold it inside.
It keeps me warm.

Tell me world.
You say do not hate.
You say love is all.
Hate is a small death.

I say hate is all.
Hate the stupidity.
Hate the smallmindedness.
Hate the love of the mundane.

We are become 'society'.
loving only mediocrity.
Where we dismiss all else
And embrace exclusion.

We must learn to hate.
To excel and fly.
To be more than we were.
To drive ourselves on.

To hate ones self.
To know we can be more.
To hate a society.
To hate conformity.

These are the things.
The things that made us.
Created a free world.
Not love. Never love.

Conformity made us blind.
Indifference made us nothing.
Without hate, no passion.
Without hate, no love.

So we are here,
Slowly we de-evolve
back to the trees.
One Reality show at a time.

The hate, let it fill you.
Look on ye mighty and tremble
for I am great
and you are small.

Rise up, allow hate wings
and watch us soar.
Feel its heat fuel you.
Feel its cold certainty fill you.

Its in you, grasp it.
Let it in.
No longer accept,
A million small sins.

Rise up I say.
Rise against the oppressive.
Rise against the bigots.
Rise against the everyday.

Allow your hate to guide you.
Let your mind retake control.
Take back the world,
that slips from us.

No longer do we accept.
No longer stand idle.
No longer one of many.
Now you become one.

Claim back your hate.
Hold it. Own it.
It is yours at your will.
We can be reborn.

I aint as good as I once was but I'm as good, once, as I ever was. - Toby Keith

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Gale
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1 posted 11-30-2013 06:18 PM       View Profile for Gale   Email Gale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gale

A thought-provoking piece!
But... no, I think.
I could hardly follow such advice, for in my life every time I tried to hate, I felt very disappointed by the result. It wasn't that I really wanted (((
Maybe hate is from helplessness, because if only you knew that your hate courts a real disaster, would you want to feel it?
I think it's not very clever. If our wishes don't come true, then hatred has no meaning, for it makes nothing. But if they come, then it has even less sense, because there is more logic in wishing good things than bad ones )))
luminosity
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2 posted 12-27-2013 01:21 PM       View Profile for luminosity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for luminosity

guess I have to reply to this, for this was me...hate gave me reason to live, until grace took it away........sigh, I have to say its not all it proposes to be...I much prefer the other side
Rex Allen McCoy
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3 posted 12-27-2013 04:02 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

On the circle of life, hate is closest to love, so, I guess it should teach us to think rationally rather than emotionally
~
Interesting thoughts
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 12-27-2013 05:08 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Ah, hate evil and its ignorant spawn...

Given we are creatures prone to hate there rings some logic here. In priciple I believe I must agree.  But still, I stay my standard of, love them all, let God sort them out.

Lori  
 
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