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
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