Dear Hatred*


*A  free verse “Dear Series” collaboration with my poetry Queen, my dear soul-sister, my cheerleader and encourager, my lovely friend, Nandita of Manan Unleashed.

Do you know that hate is a double-edged sword?
If not, let Nandita  and I show you how and why.

Dear Hatred*

Drink me like a toxic soup
taste my cold bitter curse,
as I slowly, surely swoop
in between your brain’s curls.

In and out, you are so bitter,
you are no sugar-coated pill,
I must help you feel better
let me drink you to the fill.

Brought by tainted past
you can never forget,
I will remain and will last,
your heart I will torment.

Your past must have been hard,
anger is just masked fear.
Don’t let the future be a shard
pricking everyone near.

Kill me, yes you can,
blow my dark flaming fire.
Forgiveness, no less than
is my only bane for hire.

Let kindness be your lance,
your bane will turn into boon.
Dear Hatred, give love a chance,
love, I know, will find you soon.

Photo: Unsplash

Thank you Nandita for another great duet! I am loving our pen-partnership more because your talent in stanzas is just contagious! ❤ 

Read the rest of our Dear-Series:

Dear Distance

Dear Envy

50 thoughts on “Dear Hatred*”

  1. I love how you gals have portrayed it in an understanding way. It’s like you’re telling ‘hatred’ that you understand how it feels and the damage it can do and yet you’re asking it to give love a chance. It’s almost as if you are asking ‘hatred’ not to hate itself or anything else for that matter. I am especially loving the last three verses 🙂 ❤ You girls rock! 😀

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  2. Such an amazing rhythm to this poem. And I love the depth. Like NJ pointed out above, it’s a poem about hatred on the surface, but really a poem about love in spite of it, underneath. Just brilliant 🙂

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