Refuse - Poem by Dale Zeiler
When hate is projected,
Repel it with pity.
When confronted by hate,
Offer the concept of love.
When wounded by hate,
Heal yourself with the power of faith.
When surrounded by hate,
Brothers and sisters, it's time to educate!
Hate cannot grow,
If we refuse to produce it.
To enable the birth of any hate,
Even the concept of hating hate,
Would be defecting from the power of love.
Leaving a hypocrite helpless,
Drifting in hate's endless void.
Too lost in emotions, to remember the key.
Forgive hate's treachery, forgive yourself,
And refuse to hate, even hate itself.
Topic(s) of this poem: inspiration
Form: Dramatic Monologue
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