How Heavy the Burden

Hate by design is too heavy to carry
 
The strongest of strong men and women try
and are toppled by it’s burden
 
Those who know hate
do not carry it
it washes from their back
 
The hate you carry
will ride you
 
Or worse
come from your mouth
in the form of a whisper
a scream
silence
and ride someone else
 
The only way to know hate
is to drop it from your back
and look upon it with love
 
Love will look you in the eye
 

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