What Hate Does

May 22, 2013
By HayleyAlexandra SILVER, Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
HayleyAlexandra SILVER, Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey

When hate rears its ugly head
and envelopes us in its presence like smoke,
we struggle for air that’s cleansed and cool,
but it speaks to us and we lose the will.
We hear the cruel thoughts it whispers to us;
a poison to our pure hearts.
We fall into the very trap
that we believe will make us stronger,
but all we become
is a figure sprawled on the hard floor
because our hearts,
full of spite,
can no longer carry us.

The author's comments:
There's so much hate in this world. What people don't realize is that, as cliche as it may sound, hating someone only hurts yourself. I wrote this poem as a message explaining that hate, towards anybody, is not the answer, love and forgiveness is.

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