John F. McCullagh

Gold Star - 4,678 Points (09/28/1954 / Flushing)

The Opposite Of Love - Poem by John F. McCullagh

Some say the opposite of Love is Hate;
That blazing hot antipathy is true Love’s stablemate.
Yet I cannot suppose that true for both Love and Hate
Give significance to the object of their passion or their scorn.
Thus they are more alike than we suppose;
In visage they are cousins, just wearing different robes.
No. Indifference is the opposite of Love.
Love warms Love’s object and holds it near and dear.
Indifference is an icy death that anyone would fear.
No touch, no glance, no loving words; This signifies Love is done.
Like a comet outward bound, banished by the Sun.
Banished from your light and warmth, I am become no one.

Topic(s) of this poem: hate, love

Form: Ode


Comments about The Opposite Of Love by John F. McCullagh

  • (11/13/2015 11:13:00 PM)


    Fantastic and realistic too. Love and hate are two sides of same coin where as love and total indifference are enemy of each other. I liked the reasoning behind the claims and agree with that. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 13, 2015



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