Free To Live

The hate you give may be
The hate you'll receive
You give what you get,
You get what you give.
So often, this philosophy.
And so, molded by hate,
I become what I hate.
Why does this happen?
How does this happen?
Help me to change my thinking, please!
To stand up to shout it
May not be the fix.
Fix hate with anger?
To stop hate with hate?
I'm angry-their hate makes me hate!
The hate I receive can
Make me aware and
Signal my need to
Stop where hate starts-me!
I can fix hate-I can change me!
Today I begin to stop
Ugliness and hate.
Today I speak peace.
Today I behave,
Free from hate's hold; free now to live.
by David C Rogers

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My community
My country
Our world
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