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An Antidote to Hate

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Rhyme and reason are things I like the least! I don’t know why.  I have tried to get at them here….


This is an old and discarded version of a poem I wrote since, so some ideas could be the same, but it seem to rhyme a little and I haven’t had time to write anything new. So here it is!


An Antidote to Hate



When in hate (or in angry heat)

We tend to perform mighty neat



I had this strange and befuddled friend once

Who was off to save everyone so-at-once

She seems to have hated me from the very first

For saying ‘black with white, do so co-exist’

And was so deadly with her words (to say the least)

That it seemed as if she was reveling in a bloody feast



I just don’t know what precipitated it to this very night

Perhaps it comes out of some concealed angst

Who knows what a spinster has to suffer

In this heartless world and in her lonely bower

I tried to be sane with this flagrant friend

But had to give in to her hatred in the end



No wonder her poor and lonely soul so delights

In such strange moralistic and fanciful flights

What else has she really to look forward to

Than the black night of memory approaching through….

Thankfully she doesn’t have the sense to guess

This sad truth herself, that’s her one good self-defense


Hate is a deadly disease which once caught

Simmers within till it makes us naught


She and her buddies sure made hay while sun shined

And had the absolute thick skin to own it too, how kind!

“You are my inspiration” she blatantly used to confide

And was so certain that I was the very devil incarnate……

It sadly seems (I hate to own it) that her cavalier deeds

Have become inspiring to my stumbling poetic steeds



She is said to have a psychic insight to her fanciful fate

Of being harmed by me (of all people), oh it’s a sad state

All that while I was trying my hardest to be nice

To her who obviously had the soul of a raucous mice

I would not want to stand in the way of her date

With her destiny, to further that, I compose these in haste



Of course (to her) the world needed saving

From such as me who (eternally) is misbehaving

She was appointed high priestess at a quoted price

Being some fashion of a poetess, (not to be un-nice)

Or that’s what I think seeing her hatred flame

Without a good reason and a real cause to blame


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  1. a lovely poem , nice reasonning and rhyming!

    wordwand

    March 28, 2010 at 11:59 am

  2. both are indifferent I know, but its kind of you to say so 🙂
    Thank you wordwand

    Sam

    March 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm

  3. i like the rhyme of this poem 🙂
    does what it says on the tin – it reasons and rhymes 😉

    • Thank you. Yeah, the build up is intended to cover up its weaknesses 🙂

      Sam

      April 10, 2010 at 10:38 am

  4. I would like to wish you and your family
    Many Easter Blessings and have you a great Easter!
    hugs
    shakira

    Sam, what have I done that you do not come over to my blog anymore?
    If I offended you, I am so sorry.

    justmeshakira

    April 4, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    • Dearest Shakira,

      Thank you for the easter wishes. I wish you the same, though a little belatedly……

      No, you haven’t offended me. On my part, I am sorry to have caused such a thought in your mind.

      I couldn’t come to your blog for sometime I know. Its just that I have too much on my hands now. I might even have to stop blogging altogether 😉

      Hoping to come to your site before that anyway!

      Wishing you my very best

      Sam

      Sam

      April 10, 2010 at 11:30 am

  5. how are you?
    nobody hates you,
    hope that you feel better…

    smart man I remember,
    stay cool!

    Ji

    April 8, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    • I am doing fine Jingle. Thanks.

      No one hates me I know, I can’t
      be the right guy to hate 🙂

      Thank you dear Jingle for the
      kind words! I appreciate that!

      Sam

      April 10, 2010 at 11:56 am

  6. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/08/it-is-all-about-you-the-jingle-limerick-award-and-more/

    Happy Thursday!
    I missed you.
    welcome back to our group any time.

    Ji

    April 8, 2010 at 11:53 pm

  7. Jingle

    You are a good leader.
    And I miss the group too.

    Chances are slim that I
    would be on the net for
    a while. If I
    manage to hang on, that
    would be because of you
    guys!

    Thanks for caring and
    for the invitation!

    Sam

    April 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm

  8. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/07/25/thursday-poets-rally-week-25-poetry-awards/

    three poetry awards,
    plus two general awards,
    enjoy!
    thanks for the contribution!
    😉

    Jingle

    July 25, 2010 at 7:37 pm

  9. Thank you Jingle. You are kind to remember the ones that have fallen behind and boost them up!

    Thats very nice of you!

    Sam

    August 17, 2010 at 7:38 pm


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