Thinking Thursday: Hate

Two thought-provoking poems today about the damage that hate does. Keep your life free of it.

Hate

Anything, God, but hate.
I have known it in my day,
And the best it does is scar the soul
And eat the heart away.
Man must have more than hate
As the days go rolling on,
And the Spring survives, and the stars survive,
And only man denies the dawn.
God, if I have but one prayer
Before the cloud-wrapped end,
I am sick of hate and the waste it makes.
Let me be my brother’s friend.

[Anon]

Advice

If they are cruel, be kind.
If they are mean, don’t mind.
If they reject, don’t fret.
If they insult, forget.
If they exclude, love still.
If you cannot, God will.
If you lose hope, just wait.
Don’t hate.

[Taken from The Last Word and the Word After That by Brian D McLaren]

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About Ann Marie Thomas

Married since 1974, Christian since 1986, 4 children, 4 grand children, disabled with fibromyalgia but was working almost full time until a stroke in May 2010 changed my life completely. Writing poetry and making up stories since I was a child, I only started to write seriously when my children were grown. My main ambition is to write science fiction, but along the way I got distracted by local history and poetry about my stroke. Taking early retirement gave me the chance to concentrate on my writing. My book, Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth, was published in print and ebook at Easter 2012. The success of Alina led to the publication of Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John in September 2013, and The Magna Carta Story at Easter 2015. I am still writing science fiction - a series of novels called Flight of the Kestrel. For all my author news, see me author blog at www.annmariethomas.me.uk
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