Patricia Grantham

Gold Star - 4,653 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

No Room For Hate - Poem by Patricia Grantham

I went to a house and walked up to the gate
A man came outside and his name was called Hate
He asked me a question would you like to come in?
I then thought for a moment hate is no kin

He then wanted to know what do you think of me?
I said in reply I still have no need of thee
Hate stood for a moment and began to shake his head
Maybe I'll try and ask for his soul instead

Then he looked around and winked like a troll
What would you accept in exchange for your soul?
I looked at Hate with the blink of an eye
You'll live in this house until the day you die

Hate said my house is large with lots of room
I told him where he lives is filled with doom
He then decided to give up on his quest
And said I will try to persuade another guest


Comments about No Room For Hate by Patricia Grantham

  • Gold Star - 29,943 Points Akhtar Jawad (7/2/2015 12:28:00 PM)

    What a wonderful poem is it! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 10,816 Points Daniel Brick (6/10/2015 11:40:00 AM)

    Your personification of HATE is a cunning character. He knows immediately he can't intimidate you, or scare you into hating another person. So his approach is quiet, even charming. He offers a gift but you have already X-rayed his intentions, and he gives up. It's so easy to defeat hate: you just need good character, strength of will, and solid virtue. In other words: Be a good person and Hate cannot touch you! Your poem is a moral tale we need to heed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Rose Prioleau (4/19/2015 12:46:00 AM)

    Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Do I have permission to read it in church and give you the shout out of course!
    Rose J. Prioleau (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 32,133 Points Chinedu Dike (4/3/2015 2:12:00 AM)

    Beautiful narrative poem with depth of insight. I like the articulation and rhyme scheme of the piece. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MZANSI AND THE BALLOT BOX. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Darlene Marion (1/26/2015 10:17:00 AM)

    This is a very nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sonia Alvarado (4/4/2014 11:07:00 AM)

    Reminds me of Edgar Allen Poe! chilling! I think its my favorite, even though the topic is dark. In the end, good wins over evil though. What a great writer she is! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,071 Points Lyn Paul (4/3/2014 10:37:00 PM)

    A great write Patricia with a superb title. Hate is very much out there, sadly it is all that some people know.
    But lets keep loving! GPOTD (Great poem of the day) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,928 Points Savita Tyagi (4/3/2014 9:30:00 PM)

    loved this conversational piece and enjoyed very much. Hate is with in us, we just have to be care full to keep it in check. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,609 Points Kevin Patrick (4/3/2014 9:19:00 PM)

    Superbly crafted the verses is just flow like a majestic river, although the subject is not so pleasing, reminds me of the story of Buddha and the mara, he was tormented by all vices of evil but fought back. There are to many boarders who dwell in that cabin. A great job! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,481 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (4/3/2014 9:00:00 PM)

    Excellently written poem with great depth and meaning, so much wisdom and timely message. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 517 Points Stephen W (4/3/2014 6:39:00 PM)

    A nice piece of work, though I agree with Aswath Raman. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/3/2014 7:47:00 AM)

    Congratulation Patricia for such a lovely poem that shone like a sun, here on PH (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,022 Points Leslie Philibert (4/3/2014 5:05:00 AM)

    Agree with all the reviews, fantastic central metaphor, perfectly balanced verses, great job (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,831 Points Amitava Sur (10/3/2013 7:42:00 AM)

    A lovely imagery through this rhythmic discussion decrying hate. Reminds me of W.Words Worth's The selfish giant..... very nice. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 24,927 Points Valsa George (8/17/2013 9:08:00 AM)

    This is almost similar to the test of Jesus by Satan! You were prudent enough not to fall into his trap! Actually hate can be conquered only through love and I believe, you have a loving heart! Enjoyed reading it! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Aswath Raman (8/16/2013 8:42:00 AM)

    Though the poem is superb and extremely brilliant of its theme, I think hate is there within every man. The difference is, those who show and those who control. Nice write ma'am! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,342 Points Ramesh Rai (8/15/2013 9:39:00 AM)

    always say no room for hate. a beautiful xlent write. but hatemis still now sitting in some corner of the world n trying to enter our soul, but we have to reply in your style, (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,269 Points Unwritten Soul (8/12/2013 7:29:00 AM)

    This is so creative. I like the way you use the title and make a perfect story on it. way to go for next thing! _SOul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 93 Points Payal Parande (7/23/2013 1:05:00 PM)

    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
    i am astonished by this beautiful piece (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,710 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/11/2013 1:33:00 PM)

    Poem shows how to avoid HATE. Hate keeps persuading. One needs to keep watch. Thank you for a nice poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 17, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, August 12, 2013


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