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My Own Hate Poem

I hate you. Truly, I do.

The slow opening of my morning eyes hates you.
My double-helix curls hate you.
If I were a mountain, my minerals would hate you.

Everything about me hates everything about you.

My smile hates you.
My knuckles hate you.
The sound I make after I yawn hates you.

And when I see you, I hate you all the more.

The lint on my pillow: hate.
My often dry cuticles: hate.
When I say that I love you,
after I look at your crooked smile:
HATE.

Each dead skin cell that I shed
hates all you are and could be.

My after shower prune-fingers hate you.
My tongue, sliding over my lips, HATES you.
And my mind, so alive with photographs,
Oh!
…How it hates you.

If I could set your existence on fire, I would.
And I would hate
each
and every
single
ash
individually---
like the grains of sand that stick to the bottom of my fingernails
after I build a sandcastle.

Because I hate you.

I hate your laughter, and I hate your voice, and I hate the words you say.
I also hate sleeping in your shirt. And constantly smelling your scarf.
And being painted without my written permission.

The blood in my veins flows simply because of the burning rage you incite within me.
And just as a cooling metal, I swear,
it begins to solidify in your absence.





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windswift This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm
strong emotion, better left contained to paper and pen.  flows well, incites emotion well, once more easily able to relate to, and true, no doubt.  take more time to let things flow, and dont flow as much as you have here, to much flow will mean that you had no time to think about what was being written, and in order to have a poem at its best, it must not flow so smoothly, it must invoke a sense of slow passing time, while the reader can hardly tell the differance.  focus on invo... (more »)
 
the.kanguru This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm
ha. pretty much perfect. it made me grin (not...sadisticaly. i just thought it was cool.) your poems are really something else.
 
S.E.M This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 11, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Haha, thanks again! ^_^'

I feel all tingly and special now. <3

 
jabp891 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 12:26 pm
How cool! Great job!
 
S.E.M This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 11, 2010 at 6:06 pm
Thank you! =D You ought'a read the inspiration... it's even better. ;]
 
guitarist27 said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 9:02 am
this is really deep...i like it..
 
S.E.M This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 10:09 am
Haha, thanks! You should read the original--- the one that inspired this... it's even better. =]
 
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