Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 194,030 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Hate - Poem by Kelly Kurt

How do people do it?
Harboring this insidious emotion
Releasing it wholesale on innocents
Once, fleetingly, I felt its influence
Betrayed and destroyed, I seethed
I hated my malefactor doubly
For the treachery and subjecting me to this feeling
My essence blackened, descended
Draining integrity and vitality
The shadow of odium terrified me
The few seconds of wrath seemed like an eon
I couldn’t abide the feeling any longer
Forgiving set me free
Never, never again to bear that heaviness
How do haters live with themselves?
The burden of it, choking
I feel sad for them

Topic(s) of this poem: hate, life


Comments about Hate by Kelly Kurt

  • Akhtar Jawad (8/31/2015 1:38:00 AM)


    Man is a living machine engaged in inputs and outputs. We inhale the same love but persons like Kelly Kurt breath out oxides of love but majority of men breath out cyanide of hate......................10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (8/31/2015 10:51:00 AM)

    Thank you, Akhtar. One short episode of hate was enough for me to never want to experience it again

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  • (8/30/2015 8:39:00 PM)


    Its a powerful drug, for some who have felt abandoned, alone, alienated the sense of getting even by hating people is all to easy, I would be a liar if I said, I have never had intense feelings of anger (that's the reason I write) . But in the end its a meaningless path, its a dark road without any light, so you have to turn away or otherwise keep going at your own destruction. This is a very good, poem mostly because its something I can easily relate to all to well, The last two lines are what complete this work for me, wonderful and insightful. Thank You (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (8/30/2015 11:21:00 PM)

    A powerful comment, Kevin. The emotion can remove the average person from normal sense.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 29, 2015



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