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Hate (song/poem)

Updated on October 3, 2013

Hate

You shroud the truth with petty lies
A trait in you I must despise
What once was
Will never be again…

I trusted you too many times
My hate for you based on your crimes
If you died
I wouldn’t feel the pain…

Hate may be a strong word
But not strong enough for you
You broke me once
You broke me twice
And now I’m strong enough to say we’re through.

You disappoint at every turn
Hurt everyone with no concern
How you live
Is a mystery to me…

I let you in with open arms
Better to resist your charms
Maybe then
I could have remained free…

Hate may be a strong word
But not strong enough for you
You broke me once
You broke me twice
And now I’m strong enough to say we’re through.



The process behind me writing a song

This was my first attempt at writing a song. Even I am blown away at how easily it came to me. I have been writing poetry for a while but had not ever tried to write something with a tune in mind. I wrote this for a contest on the poetry site called All Poetry. The contest was titled "Anthems of hate". Rhythm in poetry and rhythm in songs are very similar. The only difference is that you typically have to change tempos for there to be a chorus. While writing this, I had a bastardization of a tune for a song I was familiar with in mind and the lyrics of another song provided for inspiration. Tie that all together with some raw emotions that I was feeling at the time and this piece quickly flowed out of me.

© 2013 Eric Niehoff

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      Eric Niehoff 4 years ago from Denver, CO

      Thank you Eiddwen!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A clever poem and I enjoyed it. Looking forward to many more by you now. Voting this one up and sharing.

      Eddy.