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This poem is a way to show my daughter the way you can show love and the way you can send hate packing. For me, I have a hard time shutting my brain down. I overthink, so writing poems helps me stop overthinking. I never really thought about sharing them. This poem I wrote in the late 80s or early 90s.

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The conflict between love and hate is beautifully brought out. It is said that love and hate are like the two sides of a coin which remain so close to each other. This reminds me of the poems...

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Love And Hate

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Published: August 2019

If Love is a dream,
then I shall always dream.
If Love is an earthquake,
then let it shake me.
If Love is fire,
then let me burn.
If Love is a god,
let him rule long.
If Love is a fairy tale,
do tell me the story.
If love is a power,
then let me have the strength.
And if Love is a person,
I pray it is me.

If Hate is a vision,
then I won't look.
If Hate is a story,
I'll close the book.
If Hate is a hunger,
then I just won't eat.
If Hate is a fire,
then don't let me catch fire.
If Hate is a rhythm,
then I'll break the beat.
If Hate is a trick,
then don't trick me.
And if hate is a person,
I pray it isn't me.

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  • Kumari Weerasooriya by Kumari Weerasooriya
  • 2 years ago

The conflict between love and hate is beautifully brought out. It is said that love and hate are like the two sides of a coin which remain so close to each other. This reminds me of the poems by William Blake "The Lamb" and "The Tyger."

  • Debbie  Weiss by Debbie Weiss
  • 2 years ago

Your words are spoken so deep with love. They are endearing and soft spoken. Thank you for this very beautiful poem and for sharing.

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