- To feel hostility or animosity toward
- To detest.
I don’t use the word
Hate means to detest
I think if I try really hard
I really don’t like you at best.
What would one have to do?
To stir up feelings so strong
To cause such feelings of hostility
It would have to be something so wrong.
It’s as strong a word as love
Which it makes it more of a curiosity?
How can you hate a whole people?
What causes the animosity?
To hate a complete stranger
To really loathe another
In another situation
That man could be your brother.
If it can happen with love
Is there hate at first sight?
Look deep into your soul
See for yourself it’s not right.
Despite our varied appearance
We are all the same inside
This is cause for celebration
Not a reason to divide.
If you let hate into your heart
It’ll start to consume your soul
Then what will you have left?
Nothing but an empty hole.
We are black, brown, and white
Ginger, blonde and brunette
I’ve looked for a reason to hate
I’m glad I’ve not found one yet.
Sikhism, Judaism, Buddhism
Islam, Hinduism, Christianity
Is that enough cause for hate
Surely you see that’s insanity?
It’s time we put this behind us
One life, one Earth, one Sun
We’re endless in our differences
And yet we are one.
- A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward another person.