Monday, April 13, 2015

PO-EMotion -- Hate

image from The Home Gardener


human headline news
chewed indiscriminately
shat out as rich soil

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2015

Carol, at Carol's Corner, will join me again this year as often as possible.

Kimberley, at iWrite in Maine, is joining me this month. 
Kay, at A Journey Through the Pages, is joining, too!

Steve, at inside the dog, is sharing his poems 
in the comments at Poetrepository.

Heidi, at my juicy little universe, will join us when she can.

Linda, at TeacherDance, will join as often as she can.
Check the comments at A Year of Reading or Poetrepository for her poems.

Kevin (Kevin's Meandering Mind) is back this year,
leaving poetry trax in the comments.

Carol, at Beyond Literacy Link, is writing alongside us when she can.
Today's poem is here.

Jone, at DeoWriter, is doing a "double L" challenge. 
She and I are cross-poLLinating our challenges whenever possible.


  1. Holy crap (intentional) that was powerful. I love the image. I won't watch the news anymore.

    1. Watch the news, but then feed it to the worms to get something positive out of it!

  2. I am thinking along the same lines today, Mary Lee. Hate is a powerful emotion that is destructive. My offering is at

  3. Your poem and picture are thought provokers. Thanks.

  4. You always pack so much message into so few words. Another wow poem!


    Five or six---
    Red-faced and furious--
    "I hate you!" I scream.
    "I hate you!"
    I run to bedroom
    throw myself across the bed-
    my black shoes
    making ugly marks
    on white bedspread
    my grandmother rubs my back.
    "Hate is an ugly word,"
    she says, "Never use the word hate
    to talk about people."

    Fifty years later
    I repeat this mantra.
    "Hate is an ugly word,"
    I say to my boys.
    "Never use the word hate
    to talk about people."
    And then my sons,
    the people I love
    most in the world,
    scream across the room,
    "I hate you, I hate you."
    And I am surprised
    at how freely
    that ugly word
    rolls off their tongues
    and how much it hurts.

    (C) Carol Wilcox, 2015

  5. HAH! And the worms probably use it better...


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