Birth of Hate

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Birth of Hate

" Get in here!!"

Slow walk, head down,     staring into a blank space.
reliving the times before.
sudden violence,         held by the wrist, twisting.

"Stand still!!"

"SLAP!",                    on the back of the head,    

falling, turning, hardness of the floor.
quickly, jerked up, bone pops.
again held by the wrist.      quiet, eternal quiet.

"CRACK",

pain, stinging pain,
from a razor strap,     across the back,
across bare legs,        over and over,
pain, burning pain.     tossed to the floor, 
balled up in a heap,
like trash being thrown away.

"KICKED",

by a foot  before fear leaves you alone,
goes into another room, satisfied.

"HATE",      feeling its birth.

"HATE",      burned into the flesh,

a scar worn through life,
a reminder of the coldness of betrayal.
never to cry again,

"HATE", 

carried to the grave by an injured soul.
where tears quietly fall,
for a life that might have been.


3/7/15

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 3/16/2015 8:55:00 PM
Frederic.. A belated congrats on your big win!
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Date: 3/12/2015 10:15:00 AM
Congratulations on win Fred. Great write...rajat
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Date: 3/12/2015 2:43:00 AM
Deep powerful write Frederic,, how its horror evoked chills n gave me tears,, helplessness of tender souls,, Congrats on win!
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Date: 3/11/2015 3:26:00 PM
such a powerful poem Frederic the imagery gave me chills! congrats on your win:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/11/2015 7:49:00 AM
Oh that is powerful and painful to read. At times there are demons inside and they surface. I don't know what else to say, except hugs and grats on your win.
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Date: 3/10/2015 9:01:00 PM
horrific Frederick deep and dark excellent take congrats on 2nd hugs
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Date: 3/10/2015 9:07:00 PM
thank you, I wish it was a take
Date: 3/7/2015 4:24:00 PM
This is a very painful poem to read knowing that it is so true for so many.
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