Patricia Grantham

Veteran Poet - 2,812 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

No Room for Hate


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

Submitted: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Edited: Monday, August 12, 2013

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  • 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

  • Bronze Star - 6,397 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

  • Veteran Poet - 4,816 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

  • Freshman - 1,849 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

  • Rookie - 874 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

  • Rookie - 369 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 - 37,500 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

  • Rookie - 773 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

  • Bronze Star - 6,614 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 - 17,104 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 - 11,601 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

  • Freshman - 1,016 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

  • Veteran Poet - 4,538 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

  • Rookie - 386 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (6/15/2013 3:34:00 AM)

    So LOVELY, , Patricia! Hate personified and calling you in and your refusal in such wonderful rhyming verse captures the heart! YOU HAVE A GREAT GIFT PATRICIA! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (6/12/2013 1:41:00 PM)

    life is so short, there is no time for hate. nice write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 208 Points R.j. Wynn (6/11/2013 9:25:00 PM)

    Hate might of found his match and praised the lord for the first time. Fatastic. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,115 Points Thomas A Robinson (4/26/2013 5:48:00 AM)

    Sound advise for once hate takes root it grows like cancer. (Report) Reply

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