Why hatred is not the answer!
Hate Lives On
Hate lies waiting hidden, deep swirls of black
And ugly thoughts buried but not quite gone
The stirrings ripple through the haze of anger
And distress. But surface thoughts give not a hint
Of churning rage and seething rage which will not still.
Forgiveness may dispel the deep disruptions of your hurt
But will it be enough to stop the war, and death of love
The final blow which kills the hope of further life and joy
Can no one cure your fractured soul ?
Years go by your hate lies buried deep and safe
Within a place where no one goes for fear of waking
All the turmoil of the time when you were whole and
Hope was there; long gone and still the memories fresh.
As in a nightmare thoughts grow large and seep
Through measured calm and peace to wreak such havoc
That we cannot help but mourn the death of one we knew
Whose walls resist the balm and peace of friendship’s touch.