Atop the raised platform I stand.
As I raise the bulky loudspeaker to my mouth,
Hear my tale.
I have hated today.
You have hated today.
We all have hated today.
From society's expectations
To its stereotypes and lies.
To its broken promises and misleading dreams,
We hate what we haven't gotten
We hate what we thought we deserved
We never saw any of it.
Two people were killed today
Ten, twelve, fifty, one hundred!
Millions of people died on the inside
All because we hated!
Do not deceive yourself.
We are capable of rational thought,
but we are not rational beings.
Can't get what you want?
Can't see a way out?
Society claims you're worth something
But then leaves you with sand slithering through your closed fingers.
How easy it is to give into the dark of pain...
To fall into the sin of HATRED
It's can't be a sin.
You deserved it
And it wasn't delivered.
They wronged you.
They wronged you.
And it's hard not to hate.
You gotta dig deep into that heart
That heart you thought was shredded into pieces
The one you "left behind" so you couldn't hurt again.
Look inside you
Fighting for eternity
Bleeding past the last drop
Hoping that you--
You look at it
And accept it.
Is in your vocabulary
Can crush someone else with its sharp daggers
Infiltrating the world
Filling it with glares and locked cages
You must fight against that way!
Hate slips in slow at first
But when it comes
It roars past the gates
Love gets dwarfed by raging pain
It can't follow in its dingy excuse of a boat
Only one bucket to fling away the blood of hate
So don't just stand there.
Pick up your pail
And cast aside the tainted water
Brace yourself against its waves
You know it is!
It's easy to get swept o' board
And lose the only life line you have ever known.
All is lost once you're out there
Tossed from crest to trough
Hate doesn't care as it manifests--
What are you doing?!
Don't give up!
Beat on your chest.
Open that cavity up!
Is that pounding heart of love.
It never left you
Jumping in to save you
It abandoned ship
Sinking down with you
Only to raise you up.
Even though I wrote it, I don't like this poem. Something just seems missing. I don't think I properly described the way to deal with hatred. What I wrote doesn't get to the depth of it all ~.~ Maybe I'll fix it later after I spend some time away and gain a new perspective.