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HATE cares not the victim, a poem

Hate (2)


The other day,

I saw hate


Into the eyes of a child.

The child

Had done nothing,

Save be kind

To their child

To make

Their child smile

To make their child feel

They were friends.

You could not mistake

The bulging veins

On the forehead

The angry eyes,

And somehow,

Thank goodness,

All the child saw

Was his friend’s returned smile

But my heart was broken.

This child’s only crime?

Being different,

In a world

That is increasingly

Returning to remembrance

Of hate

Where things,

Once unfit to be spoken

Are spoken with pride,

Shouted to the masses,

And who are the victims?

But only the innocent

Who love openly, freely,

And without prejudice.

The angry sneer

Shouts at them

In condescending tone

“You’re not welcome here,”

And all I can hope

Is that the dream

Once held,

For all mankind,

Still comes true,

Despite all the things

They have to say.


© Sumyanna 2018


Writer of poetry and seeker of knowledge. I hope to inspire and be inspired by my words and the world around me.

10 thoughts on “HATE cares not the victim, a poem

  1. Have seen this hatred over and over, and all of it completely unnecessary. We would always try to rise above this terrible and burdensome hatred, but some how the other it just carries right on. It seems to be caused by insecurity and lack of understanding, but some how it just does not improve as time goes on. There seems to be a growing good intent by people generally, but then things slide backward with people like Trump being voted into power for a term of five years of hatred and vitriol. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.


    1. I have to agree with you Charles. I don’t know what people are thinking… as if this behavior is deserved. Who has right to judge? I am glad though, that there are people that do see this type of thinking is wrong and I hope that is enough for change. I guess that is what we have always hoped for. I hope you are doing well and my apologies for being away for so long. Once summer hit, we decided to take a bit of time off and away from technology. It was nice to just spend time with each other and I hope to do more… but now we are adding in a little online time as well. I will be checking out your blog as it seems you have posted some while I have been away. I can’t wait!

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      1. Hi Sumyanna, I have also taken a mini break, and this is the first time this week, that I am looking at my blog, or even switching on the computer, I was just to tired. A break does one good, especially if you have really been working hard as you have with all the home teaching. Out here actually it is frightening just how little movement forwards there has been away from that terrible old apartheid society. Still after 23 years, almost all of the wealth and land belongs to white people, who refuse to see the problem, and to share anything, which has forced the government to create laws, which force people to share, and allows the government to appropriate land with out compensation. All caused by the fact, that we as a society, have missed so many opportunities to do this in a civil and loving way. When will people learn?


        1. I personally think it is good to be away, but also a wonderful thing to return to after a break. I think that wealth has a tendency to separate yourself form the needs of those who are less fortunate, besides… wealth is mean to be spend on more expensive things. If you give it away or share it, you will always have less. It’s sad, but perhaps only those who also suffer can truly understand the plight of the suffering.

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          1. Yes I agree with both, yet in this land it will lead to lots of problems, and probably an exodus of skilled workers, and creative people. I think Genevieve is beginning to want to leave, but we are not sure where to go.


    1. If only more would see it that way. Nothing like kids to make that first step… innocence and goodness comes easy to them 🙂 Hope you are doing well. Am going to check in on you now that things have quieted down with school woohoo!


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