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Hate Me

Hate me, but for goodness sake
Don’t be indifferent
At least hate is a testament
To my power over you…
A warped and deranged compliment
To my importance…
For it takes passion to hate
And none at all to be
Indifferent

Hate me…but for goodness sake
Don’t be indifferent
Yell at me, spill out your anger
In vehement words
That wound and burn
I will use it as balm for my soul 
Instead of being fed
The poison of your indifferent
Silence

Hate me…but for goodness sake
Don’t be indifferent
For what is hate
But a step beyond love?
Rejection's retaliation 
Self Preservation's warning call to hide
From a power too great
Too strong
Too deep
Too life threatening
But what is indifference but
The inability to be loved
To care
To hurt
To want
To desire
To feel
It is nothing but the passionless state of
Love’s deadness

Hate me, but for goodness sake
Don’t be indifferent
I will welcome that hate
For I know that it belies
A love in pain….
A love still alive…

Yes, hate me…
And in your hate
I will find the secret
To make you love me again.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 10:57:00 AM
    Interesting lines that you have penned..Sometimes the ones that show no emotion whatsoever are to ones to fear the most..Enjoyed reading your work..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 2/26/2013 12:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Sara. Often as poets we need to exaggerate to make a point. Of course, there are those who feign indifference....that is the worst kind! Thanks for the post! Hugs!
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 8:35:00 AM
    What an intresting perspective. I can't imagine anyone hating or being indifferent to you. I can however see them loving you.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 2/26/2013 12:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard...you are very very very kind! Well..what can I say? I'm not an angel...that's for sure! My halo has slipped one time too many...but, it is still sweet to read your post! Thanks! :)
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 4:23:00 AM
    Hate is a very strong emotion. You are a bold lady to relish in hate and hope it turns back to love.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 2/26/2013 12:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Abigale....Yes, the word hate definitely has negative connotations. We tend to stay away from it. I was exaggerating a point. Still hate is more bearable than indifference. Indifference connotes a lack of ANY FEELING WHATSOEVER! Hate is hurt love! Thanks for the post! :)
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 12:50:00 AM
    Dear Eileen, hating someone is a waste of time and it is impossible to hate a person like you. The heart that has once loved you, certainly, cannot allow hate enter his soul! A wonderful, real, dynamic, truthful poem that deserves the highest mark, at least, for its PASSION!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 2/26/2013 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Demetri mou...thank you for your kind post and insight into the matter. I certainly cherish your comments and praise.
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 12:45:00 AM
    Hate is thestrongest love there is.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 2/26/2013 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Finally...someone who is on the same page! See! I told you so! ;)
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 11:53:00 PM
    - I "hate" the word "hate" ... it are very strong word which I avoid using. - Who can hate .... who has the right to hate ....... and who will "hate" YOU? - A powerful poem Eileen, hope you are well now. - Have a nice day i love! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 2/26/2013 12:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm much better, sweet Anne Lise...Just got back from an evening class. I'm on the mend. Can't you just envision someone saying through tears..."I Hate YOU!" What is she really saying.."I can't believe someone I love so much could hurt me so badly!" See, in a twisted way...it makes sense! Hugs!
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 10:49:00 PM
    I went through a love-hate relationship with someone I almost got stuck marrying years ago. It took every ounce of self-control to keep from murdering her. Nobody should go through such an experience. Good descriptive write.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 2/26/2013 12:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW! So sorry to read this. Sherly Bassey does sing a song along this theme. Yes...our conflicting emotions. Glad you didn't take things into your own hands! ;) Thanks for the post!
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 9:45:00 PM
    It's amazing how true these words are my dear... after 22years married to this man and 14 before sometimes letting the anger out does rekindle the fire,,, nice poem...

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 2/26/2013 12:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    DONNA...thanks for the words of affirmation! :) Yes...sometimes my husband whistles during an argument, and I'm LIKE....SERIOUSLY??? I'm busting a gut here and you're.... whistling??? Gets me hopping mad, but later making up is good too! ;)
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 8:33:00 PM
    I too say Wow! This is some poem. The indifference is what hurts. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 2/26/2013 12:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lucilla...thanks for seeing it my way! ;) It is a controversial write, but I believe you saw what I was getting at! Thanks for the post.
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 7:41:00 PM
    wow~ I love the power and the goodness of these emotions~SKAT

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 2/25/2013 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, my dear! :) Sweet of you to post this!