Holding Onto Hate

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Holding Onto Hate

Post by bags123 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:05 pm

Holding Onto Hate

Nobody can tell me who I should forgive
My hatred grows stronger each day that I live
When someone has stolen and lied from the start
They don't deserve pity or part in one's heart

I know precious Jesus might tell you I'm wrong
Forgiveness helps all of us just get along
There's no need to tell me what Jesus would do
It seems really likely he'd dislike it too

Don't you ever tell me it's time to make peace
I'll not shake the hand of a liar and a theif
Who's actions spawned misery, tears and heartache
I will never forgive I'll hold on to my hate

Perhaps when I'm older than I am right now
As memory fades beneath my greying brow
And all of my grievances turn into dust
By then I'll have learned not to hate if I must
I prefer to keep an open mind,....but not so much that my brains fall out.- Carl Sagan
Your brain is like an umbrella. It only works when it's open- Someone Smart


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Re: Holding Onto Hate

Post by despicability » Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:33 pm

I really like this!

I've not been here for a while, but I'm glad this is the first post I read when I came back.

I must admit, though, I tripped up a little on the last line of the first verse, to me, it doesn't seem to flow as well as the rest of the piece
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And so it came to pass
that everything that was
had never come to be


it's a dangerous living this... life...

Did you think that the demon would possess us?

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Re: Holding Onto Hate

Post by thief of dreams » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:56 pm

:bow:
"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
Friedrich Nietzsche

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