A word that pinches your conscience

A word that slices your heart

A word that blinds you


I fail to understand

Its widespread reach

Its baseless importance

Its purposeless reality


It’s without aim

It’s without gain

It will bring you not but disdain

It will bring you not but strain


All hatred would do is tarnish your heart

Stain it beyond recognition

All of this negativity for what

All of this pain for naught


For all that hatred in your bosom

All you shall acquire is loathsome pain

For all you will achieve is loneliness as you go

For each man’s hatred didn’t just kill him

T’was like a plague that spread

Spreading nothing but lifelong pain