Ever Watchful

“Speak only when your words are more beautiful than silence!”
Arabic Proverb
hate
Hatred is like a fire,
embers lie smoldering within
hidden in a dark pit,
unattended,
an inner whirlwind
of loathing.
Scorching in a secret place,
eroding,
consuming our insides,
leaving us choking
in the half dark.
Embers spark,
cinders collide,
and if we fan them into flame
they become a raging inferno,
a death-trap,
eating us alive…
becoming a wasteland.

Keep dousing hate with love.
Let rivers of love
flood
the estuaries of resentment
and malice,
as it overflows into an ocean
of tenderness
and compassion.
Ever watchful of the consuming
fire that can rise
from ashes.
Extinguish each flare of hatred
with kindness
and affection
soaked to the bone with love,
saturated in mercy!
So that the flame of hatred
cannot ignite
and spread the wildfire
into a deadly blaze.

©AllysoAlly2017

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7 thoughts on “Ever Watchful

  1. Very powerful poem! Very inspiring. It got me wondering if we should always shower love those who hate us and seek to harm us. I think that may be the right thing to do but, as appealing as that may seem, it seems often difficult and almost supernatural in a world that seeks an eye for an eye. Have a beautiful day.

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