'Hate' is a four-letter word
Last updated 11/12/2009 at Noon
I’m cozy in my chair near the window,
To indulge in a pleasurable ritual,
As the sky awakens from its slumber
Reminding me to greet the day.
My husband peruses the morning paper,
Ensconced in his favorite chair.
I read the glaring headlines,
“Obama signs hate crimes bill.”
The four-letter word, ‘hate,’ emblazoned in red.
I succumb to tears from remorse and sadness
To recall people tormented through ignorance;
Crucified souls that demand retribution.
Others have paid a bigger price for the cause.
Harvey Milk proclaimed his humanity.
Matthew Shepherd dies in infamy.
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