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by Rosalyn R Smith

Sunday, May 04, 2003

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one road,

one hate,

men and women break minds,

minds bend and break

with sticks and stones,

sticks and stones

infuse more hate

and hate lives longer

than the man or woman standing 

Sticks and stones

gain nonsense

and hate

with guns and knives prospers

with more sticks,

more stones.

tense in the world  

it sleeps purposely

while closing its eyes

to those who gainfully

deploy more guns

 more knives

a lack of or not caring at all

means one is satisfied with the outcome

of life

even if it remains unchanged

nothing changed means

you too

willfully and knowingly

  engage in the services of hate,

more hate crafted in oneís heart


sticks and stones break hearts

hearts break minds

no sticks

no stones

no guns

no knives


hates people

man, woman or child


hates you


 and the rest of the world

and itís still the same

as the verse above

hate is the punishment

to punish man

and hates

 still hates

every woman




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Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 5/4/2003
Wow! I love the title in context with your piece, Rosalyn! And you are right, to a point. I had a thought right before sleep one night and used it in my piece "Refractory Reflections". Sternly told myself not to forget them since it made such perfect sense.

Love abides hate.
Hate abhors love.

It is a balancing act with one side sometimes gaining the upper hand, and sometimes not. In the end, we have to have faith that Love will win, the alternative is unthinkable. Your piece reminded me of this thought. Strong write with great flow! :)
Reviewed by Jacqueline VanZandbeek 5/4/2003
This is very thought provoking. I enojyed thinking about this write here. Must be read over again to promote more thought. I removed the word "hate" from my vocabulary because it is such a strong word. Choosing the word "dislike" seems more appropriate and is less harsh on the soul.
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