A moment or endless moments of pain or cruel words,
will stain heart and soul. Future happiness it disturbs.
Matters not who felled the sword, berated or abused.
What matters is, as a result, will you let your life be misused.
Filling your heart with hate is cancer eating at the soul.
Depriving you of the chance to live your life whole.
If you let it feed on your goodness and turn to rage,
you are in danger of becoming that which you hate.
Will you hate the rain for flooding a river?
Will you hate the wind for causing a shiver?
Will you hate women because a woman hurt you?
Will you hate men because one brought pain too?
Will you hate a peoples for actions their leader ordered?
Will you hate a baby for the mother's dying while she labored?
Will you hate a friend if you find they believe differently than you?
Will you hate flowers because one rose thorn stuck you?
Or will you look only at the one thing that was cruel in disgust?
Forgive the others that did not participate, give them your trust.
Open your heart to all the beauty, kindness and friendships in this life.
Put your pain into helping others abandon or avoid their pain and survive.
by Janet Boyd aka Bee Spit