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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Love and Hate

Love and Hate


James Bredin

Love is a powerful emotion but hate is even stronger,
And like a disease it can both kill and last even longer,
Mix in power, clerics, ambition and politicians,
And all it takes is a switch for hateful warlike conditions.

Hate can be taught to last for more than a thousand years,
Point at their religion, race, politics and shed no tears,
Forbidden to negotiate or even bother to sit down,
While everyone listens to some loud clerical clown.

Peace compared to love is like war compared to hate,
Warmonger and hatemonger donít want to debate,
And those who sit down and declare peace in our time,
Are ridiculed severely as if it was an awful crime.

And politicians of course refuse to take the blame,
They are united as each of them eagerly proclaim,
Onward onto glory and the good guys always win,
To think otherwise would be a terrible terrorist sin.

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