Lyn Paul

(17.03.1965 / Certainly Not Memory Lane)

Hate...Will Cause Loss

Should we hate for what we have lost
Hate for those who have taken what is not theirs
Hate is pain
Hate is evil
Hate will cause loss
Not gain
Can we let the anger build
The pain, the anger
Can it be healed
Hate is that word we are not proud to use
Hate is what we do not choose
Yet hate can grow when you have been burnt
Everything has been taken all that you have earnt
All you can do is hope they see light
See what has been done and make it right
Yet the hate can spread for what has been taken
They do not see, there is no waking
The power, the glory is only their gain
Hate can build and you are out in the rain
It is so hard not to hate and all you can do is blame
It all has failed, it is no game
The hate the hurt, will it repair
Or are you, living on a prayer
So the hate, the loss will it fall
Or will it climb the barriers, will it make it's own wall
Your anger will just grow if you let the hate grow
You have to just accept and rebuild a new tomorrow

Copyright Reserved May 2014

Submitted: Sunday, February 02, 2014
Edited: Sunday, May 04, 2014

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  • Amitava Sur (2/15/2014 9:01:00 PM)

    A lovely poem with a wise message.This world is muddled today only because of jealousy and hatred.
    With your words..............
    Hate will cause loss
    Not gain ....... thank you Lyn. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (2/8/2014 5:50:00 AM)

    Hatred leads to anger and similar negative emotions and is more like an acid that corrodes the container in which it is kept! Love is the antidote to hatred! Great message, Lyn! (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (2/6/2014 9:24:00 AM)

    Excellent words (advice) given here, as hate will destroy you from the inside out. As wronged and
    as hurt that we may be, only time seems to soften the pain for me. But to know that there has been
    another lesson learnt, helps us to avoid once again getting burnt....If we have gained wisdom.
    Thank you Lyn, for writing this great poem of another learned lesson in life. (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (2/5/2014 10:01:00 AM)

    I like how they are not confused in this poem. Anger and Hate that is, so many think of anger as a negative emotion but it is not. It's a neutral emotion that can be directed in many positive ways it's all about how you use that anger. The same thing can not be said about hate, it never brings about anything good, not only does it destroy anyone in its wake It eats those that carry that poison from the inside out until their is nothing left. Hate is a cancer for which the only cure is love. Nicely Done! Allan Gerard~ (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/3/2014 10:26:00 AM)

    Very Positive poem...Very true said...Hate will cause only loss. Yes, one have to overcome hate, sometimes they are very tough to overcome. But for bringing peace to self, one has to accept and make efforts to rebuild a new tomorrow.
    Superb write. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (2/3/2014 1:02:00 AM)

    hatred breeds hatred, leads to a blind alley, and self-damage is the only tangible gain.
    brought it out superbly, Lyn. (Report) Reply

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