When you teach a man to hate.
When you teach a man to hate, that hatred will consume,
The light once held inside, will expire way too soon.
And all that will be left standing, will be bitter sour fruit,
Will be an empty-hearted conman, a devil in a pinstriped suit.
When you teach a man to hate, you slowly kill the good,
You slowly kill the kindness — darkness consumes his soul, begins to flood.
And all that remains is but a poor reflection, a heart that’s grown stone cold,
A shadow of what could have been, a soul that has been sold.
When you teach a man to hate, that hatred will run riot,
And love and peace and grace, will be left out of his diet.
And all you will see before you, is a lust for position, for power,
Is a mindless wreaking ball, a filthy beast in ivory tower.
When you teach a man to hate, great darkness fills his eyes,
He thinks that everyone’s beneath him, and he deals in pain ‘n’ fear ‘n’ lies.
And all the love that’s lay within him, day by day begins to rot,
Day by day begins to ebb away, until hatred consumes the lot.
When you teach a man to hate, his own brother he would kill,
His own mother he would sell, in order to bend life to his will.
And this great world that we all live in, to him will never be enough,
It will always leave him wanting, because hatred called his bluff.
Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 5th August 2014 ©.
This poem is taken from the book ‘When God Isn’t Enough’
Written by Tracey Odessa Kane and Published by Rowanvale Books 2016.
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