Saturday, July 25, 2020

Of Love and Other Warriors

Hate loves despair—
be the most obsessive lover
of hope, it will break hate’s heart.

Hate is not to be
ignored:
enemies won’t be defeated
by denial or delusion.

Hate hates thought,
so think
of love and other warriors.



- for Poets and Storytellers United (Writers’ Pantry 30: The First Paulownia Fruit Ripen)

45 comments:

  1. Hell to the F Yeah!

    I can give hate the middle finger, grinning like a loon the whole time.

    I've seen the little pieces separately on Insta, but I freaking LOVE the punch they pack together. This goes on my list of favorites from you. I am here for this fight.

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    1. May we all give the bastard a middle finger and a boot!

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    2. Also, I swear that I saw your face while reading your comment--all full of wicked grins.

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  2. I am obsessively hopeful .... no delusion whatsoever .... extraordinarily thoughtful. OK.

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  3. Hate has so many disguises....thought and hope are our shields XXX

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  4. Love and other warriors - just absolutely love that!

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  5. It’s love warriors we need, Magaly, and hopeful, positive, kind thoughts. Your poem has given me strength this morning. 😊

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    1. And reading your ways has given me extra energy. I do love a circle.

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  6. I like this plan to defeat hate.. thinking of all the warriors

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  7. Magaly - how nice to be reading you again - and how right you are... However dark and poisonous it is, hate certainly cannot be ignored - powerful writing

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  8. Mind you hate loves it when he see that we dislike each other; so its best to have that grin on your face a lot especially when you wave at others.

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  9. Could not be said more clearly (or correctly!). Thank you!

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  10. Hate blacks out the rest. Love this.

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  11. Words of victory indeed. Happy Sunday Magaly

    Much💖love

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  12. Spoken as a true warrior, Magaly!

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  13. Oh yes, let's think of love. Let's think of warriors. And warriors must take care to never have their spirits broken.

    Love the brevity of your piece, and the powerful message it conveys. As you already know, I'm a huge fan of your stitched poetry. <3

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  14. Love this! Despair is a close frenemy, though. It's good to be reminded of what else creeps along behind.

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    1. May we always remember to remind each other.

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  15. "obsessive lover of hope" -- terrific image!

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  16. this is true. be a lover of hope for it breaks all sadness and despair. nice write!

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  17. This is awesome! Especially that ending!

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  18. Perfect life lesson here. I'm a great advocate of thinking purposefully- to feel and achieve the best version of ourselves. Bravo!

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  19. " so think
    of love and other warriors" - There are warriors, unseen, on the field of battle.
    Wonderful thoughts here.

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  20. Hate can be a monster. Thanks for writing this. We must stand up, but hate only leads to war.

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    1. And, at the risk of committing cliché on the first degree, in war everyone loses.

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