We Hate

Mankind has always tried

To eliminate~alienate~destroy

That which is different~

Undefined~unlike ourselves

And our kin.

We Hate.

History is filled with pages

About inquisitions~crusades~

Armadas~missionaries~segregation~

Woman’s lib~civil rights~gay marriage~

Lynchings~dragging deaths~bullying~

Monstrous Monsters.

We Hate.

We despise what we cannot define,

We fear that which may challenge our

Core beliefs~make us UNSURE~

Convert us to them: The others.

We Hate.

So we lash out~we strike fear~

We kill~maim~burn crosses~

‘Cuz that’s what we do~we’ll

Be DAMNED if anyone is going to

Change or challenge our beliefs~

We’ll kill any motherfucker

That says we’re wrong.

We Hate…

…And inflict on others what we

Fear most will be inflicted upon us

And our kin~it’s okay, though

Because our way is correct~our

Beliefs are true~And THEY needed

TO BE SHOWN.

We hate ourselves because

We have no self

And inflict that fate

On generations to come.

~Keep Walking

Entered Here: Thursday Poets Rally Week 35 (December 16-22)

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About ~Drew

I am a survivor of childhood torture. Each day, I put one foot in front of the other, moving forward. To do any less would spell my own destruction. My music/poetry/prose deal with the devastating effect of this kind of abuse on a human being: me. My experiences/thoughts/ideas/misconceptions are exposed here for all to see. Here. I am lain bare, naked, hidden only be the cloak of anonymity.
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25 Responses to We Hate

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  3. Jingle says:

    you have made a point here…

    well stated sentiments, thanks for sharing with us…
    🙂

  4. L says:

    I LOVE your poem. It speaks so much truth! Maybe someday we will learn to accept everyone.

  5. Olivia says:

    Very well expressed Drew..
    A very noble message, strong n powerful expression- well done My Dear.. 🙂

    Love xox

  6. I love this.
    And, I especially love that you let yourself speak with no filter. That is true art.
    Very well done. Thanks for sharing, love.

  7. Very powerful, well-expressed truths, Drew. Why are we so fearful of what is different? You words provide good food-for-thought here. One of my greatest fears is closed-mindedness. In a way, our poems mirror the same truth.

  8. Darlene says:

    You are very talented and I am impressed with your skill.

    Your poem seems to come from an honest heart and
    I appreciate that. It envokes thought.

    I think though that humanity has been here a long time.
    We’ve made all kinds of discoveries and concocted hordes
    of technological advances, but the one thing we have never
    mastered, that we are as crippled by as our ancestors were,
    is our realtionships with one another. For the most part, humans
    are controlled by fear. Fear still drives countless souls to hate
    and until fear is eliminated, there will be no absence
    of conflicts, no acceptance.

    Humanity will continue to find reasons to hate.
    Love, not the affectionate lust propitiated by media and lit,
    but the complete unselfish giving for the good of others, is
    the only weapon we have against fear and unless a person
    learns to walk in that unconditional love, all the world will
    continue to hate.

    I think it was Ghandi who once said that
    if we all lived by the old rule of an eye for an eye, the whole
    world would soon be blind.

    We all want to thing we’re right;
    mankind has a big ego, but we’re not as smart as we think we are. We are greedy. C.S. Lewis said that he hoped that we would never find life on an alien planet, because we’d find some way to exploit the aliens and make a profit from them.

    Sorry to ramble, but your poem brought thoughts to the surface and I suppose that was its purpose.

  9. Sadly so; but as in life there is duality….we also love. I’m not so sure too many of us have learned unconditional love.

  10. Bodhirose says:

    Hate comes from fear. Many people are afraid of what they don’t fully understand–and so they push away from it or reject it.

    Very valid points made here with a lot to think about. May everyone take a look at themselves and see how they can open to something different and perhaps even accept it.

  11. Wonderful piece. It speaks volumes and opens up the humanity in our hearts. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Very well composed:)Man’s hatred needs to be curbed for greater good.

  13. littlexwing says:

    I love this a lot, because I agree with the sentiments. Mankind seems to hate, or shy away from anything that’s different, anything they don’t understand.
    Fabulous, really, I love the repetition and honesty of it.

  14. seoulaja says:

    OMG you have a great poem…
    have a deep meaning…
    Love it…
    thanks for sharing

  15. cloakedmonk says:

    I am with you!

    The most awesome response to hate was at Matthew Shepherds funeral. The hideous Fred Phelps crew was there and a group of Matthews friends stood between them and the funeral with giant angel wings on singing Amazing Grace. Blocking the hate with love and peace.

  16. Powerful and well expressed. You have brought out the human insecurities which leads to the miseries. Good job.

    Thank you for dropping by my blog.

  17. Scent of my heart says:

    Very powerful and so true! Enjoyed reading it! Thanks for your visit at my place! Wishing you happy holidays!

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  20. Seems you pretty much nailed it. Our shared history of species loves to beat down whomever it is useful to beat on. Strange way of living but somehow barely anyone notices. Wonderfully thoughtful poem.

    crb.

  21. ~Drew says:

    Reblogged this on U Keep Walking Forward and commented:

    This subject seems timely, and was on my mind….what say you?

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