Burden Of The Heart

     It seems that whenever I re-read a poem, I almost invariably edit it in some way. Usually the reader can look back and compare the versions, (although I have no idea why they might) but this one I have never published before, so if you will, please disregard the asterisk at the end of the page..

     Why do we hate? Why do we have the capacity to abhor, despise, to loathe? I personally adhere to the proposition that you may hate the act or deed, but not the person.. But there are others who do not follow that tenet, and it is to them that this poem is dedicated.

     Have a wonderful week ahead,


Burden Of The Heart

 Hate is the heaviest of burdens

to be borne by the heart,

and will scar the soul forevermore,

lest be given its depart.


Corrosive so it be, that ’tis the bearer

who be cursed more than its intended,

and who thus, shall nevermore, be free,

for before Him, it cannot be defended.


Jack Downing

Aug. 2013/Feb. 2014*

* Edited and revised 2/14

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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3 Responses to Burden Of The Heart

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Hatred never brings about anything good. I always try to work past hate—-strong dislike and hate for the action maybe–but it is hard for me to actually hate a person. I always think that that person is someone’s son or daughter and at some point there was good there, you know. Nice take on hatred today, Jake.

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