The Only Answer to This Hating

The Only Answer to This Hating
The Only Answer to This Hating

Never has the time in pregnant need,
yearned for change, the seed of growth
from the ashes of lost causes,
and each day I dread what next will fall,
as violence and rage envelopes our earth,
souls so lost in avarice
they barely see the sun from shadows girth,
and pray each day
I must attain some semblance of order,
to accept the dark paths of men
and the plight of their oppression.

Love so squandered, is misconstrued,
and hedonistic lives ensue without soul,
selfish ploys of gain and control
echo in the halls of time,
and leaders plots to undermine us all,
in willful harm and power plays
that will end in conflict and wars
of indeterminable loss,
for some strategy or political gain,
a game I can no longer abide,
in this life of such potential.

And the wheels turn in grinding resistance,
hatred bred and fed to gormless souls,
too confused to know what is really present,
too patriotic to see the lies imparted,
manipulated and restarted to avoid the truth,
the glaring roads of control by so few,
the world is captive to their wealth,
their grandiose plans of order,
contrived with the sacrifice of so many,
culling just a collateral damage
of their rise to ultimate power.

As time winces, reality flinches,
and fantasy turned reality into nightmares,
as we of helpless masses, weep for what we’ve lost,
we blinked at great cost, to realize the trap we’re in,
the nature of our leader’s sin,
comes home to hinder sleep, and reap mayhem
in all our dreams,
for where has love been tucked away,
we betrayed in reckless dismissal,
its blessing now maligned,
as fear gathers and trust is swept away.

Without love we are lost,
in a surge of vengeance and hatred, fed to us in lies,
orchestrated to support wars of death
and shifting perceptions of foes and allies,
the perpetration of sovereign duty,
when truly the dollar speaks loudest;
and we taught to hate race, religion and creed,
just to feed our anger, our agreement
to all this maelstrom of conflict,
when love is the only gift worth embracing,
the only answer to this hating.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

Tony DeLorger
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

2 thoughts on “The Only Answer to This Hating

  • May 9, 2018 at 10:56 PM

    It is so simple, so easy, to just love, for it is the only answer as you say, Tony. Great work as always, and such a wonderful message. Take care dear friend.

  • May 9, 2018 at 10:58 PM

    Thanks Phyllis, yes, a repeated message that still isn’t being listened to and so frustrating in a world of so much potential. Cheers!

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