Love and Hate
Love or hate is a priceless thing,
It cannot be bought.
Yet, humans choose to hate or love you,
Because you lack melanin, or poor,
Or richer, or educated, or black, or white.
A human can choose to hate or love for no reason,
May hate you for being moral or love you for wrong reasons,
People may hate or love you because “they just feel it”
Others may do it because you are principled, or dishonest.
Others may like your songs, but still hates you,
Or hate you for loving what they hate.
The measure of love or hate can never be weighed.
Though, hate, unlike love, eats away the core of the soul.
Unlike love, the hater gets devoured daily,
Yet, still wonder why people choose hate over love?
Love is trust, self-worth and confidence,
Love comes to those who accept who they are,
Love emerges from those who perceive others as friends and not threats,
And love develops to generosity, caring and honesty.
Hate is feeling of imagined threat,
Non-existent fear that manifests in ones’ heart.
Hate devours the hater and leads to aggressiveness.
Hate leads to character assassination,
Or unworthiness and self-victimization,
And leave the hater blaming others for his/her own fault.
Copyright © Albert Wandera | Year Posted 2018
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