Hatred and Hope

Abuses mind
Cramps my every thought
Confuses my love for loving
A smile
Hope strangulates my misery
Releases joys again
Life continues

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

38 thoughts on “Hatred and Hope”

  1. Myriad thoughts and feelings.Loved the Cinquain. :)Both the sets of five lines each conveys opposite feelings.Love this style of poems.

  2. I have never thought of hope strangling misery; that juxtaposition makes me mentally queasy. You obviously have done this on purpose, for the effect; and I have certainly stopped to consider it!The challenge, for me, is that I find the juxtaposition so jarring that I start looking for other things to rest my mind on. Like whether I could class that line as an example of a subject complement, similar to appositives, and whether strangulate is a reasonable linking verb to do so.And then I start wondering about strangulate rather than strangle plus and additional syllable to get your syllable count right…So, that is a challenge that schock jocks have to overcome; getting their audience to move beyond the (perceived) shocking juxtaposition.However, I obviously have been thinking about what you wrote, no? So, success!Tschuess,Chris

  3. @Rumya,thank u glad u liked it.. the cinquain of course dictates only syllables.. i chose to make the first half misery and second half joy 🙂

  4. @Chris,yeah, strangulate was used for the syllables, but i do feel that any misery can be killed by hope..! 😀 so in this case, strangulate can be fitting for effect as well.glad it made u stop n think! 😀 welcome to my blog n glad u liked it!

  5. Deep. Liked it; but I fear it was way beyond me, given the consistent comments.Always up for new writing. Well, new to me anyway………dhole

  6. You take the reader there, and back again. I am glad this valleyed and climbed rather than peaked and fell, nice to leave it on the rise.The "hope strangulates misery" line is unique and thought provoking.

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