Patricia Grantham

Gold Star - 6,582 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

Copyright 2013

Topic(s) of this poem: hate

Comments about No Room For Hate by Patricia Grantham

  • Tom Allport (8/13/2017 6:21:00 AM)

    a wonderfully poem of how to treat hate to keep it locked up? now wouldn't that be great! ...............superbly written PG. (Report) Reply

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  • Kim Barney (12/13/2015 9:07:00 PM)

    Wouldn't it be great
    if all forgot to hate?
    Good thing the Lord above
    always shows his love!
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/3/2015 5:08:00 AM)

    Love saves the world and, hatred destroys it! Nice work. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (10/3/2015 3:57:00 PM)

    I like this poem very much, great insight on hate...The charactization is amazing..... (Report) Reply

  • (10/1/2015 3:59:00 AM)

    Great message! The story, though, I felt was a little contrived. Good on balance. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Dela Sulh (losembe) (7/27/2015 3:44:00 AM)

    Again, I am mouth-watered by this poem (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (7/2/2015 12:28:00 PM)

    What a wonderful poem is it! (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • (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
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  • 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

  • (1/26/2015 10:17:00 AM)

    This is a very nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • 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)
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  • 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

  • (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

  • 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

  • (4/3/2014 6:39:00 PM)

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

  • 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

  • (4/3/2014 5:05:00 AM)

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

  • 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

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 17, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 7, 2016

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