Hate

What have we as humans gained from hate, war, revenge, death and destruction? Granted, war in itself is sometimes required for the freedom and sovereignty of a nation, or a people oppressed.  However, to carry hate, to feed from it, think upon it, plan from by it is so very harmful to any human being. 

It is not the hated person that is harmed or affected by this hate, it is the hater alone that suffers through the hate. The hate that is carried breeds into other feelings and changes the very person that is consumed by hate.  It imprisons the individual that hates and binds them to an unhealthy realm of oppression, cruelty and darkness.

There are many situations in life, throughout our society that causes us to hate, situations that justifies hate, yet, I am compelled to share that in that justification or those reasonings, hate is in itself a harmful, destruction emotion to bear. 

I have often pondered about the opposed or reverse of hate and like many would say it is love. Yet, as I delved deeper into hate and its characteristics I have realised that it is not only love that is contradictory to hate, rather, it seems to me there is another emotion that will destroy the essence of hate in itself and that is empathy…

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Salwa is the owner and creator of Poet's Room. Salwa has a passion to have Poetry rise from the ashes of days gone by to modern day reading material. Poet’s Room will offer the reader the opportunity to sit within its room, enjoy of its surroundings through words that will touch any reader. Pick and choose from Salwa's varied assortments. Poet’s Room is welcoming, intriguing, and inspiring. Take a tour, relax, contemplate and enjoy the variety of Poetry. www.salwasamra.com Salwa has authored two books, a Non Fiction book - "Web of Losing Me," and "Poet's Room - Volume I." As a writer of Non-Fiction, Poetry, Creative Writings and Fiction, Salwa extends herself in many writing projects. Salwa has contributed a short story - Dreams Didgeridoo - to an Australian Anthology. Salwa is currently working on her third book - Colour Me In - a fiction story of a young lady and her forceful culture. Salwa's Lebanese culture is deep-seated in poetry and philosophy, her writings are influenced by her historic culture. Throughout Salwa's growing years her father habitually recited Arabic Poetry. Though Salwa couldn't understand most of the poetic words because they were in classic Arabic it truly did have an impact on her and her writings. The richness of the words, the depths of affluence on Salwa's cultural history, traditions, and customs, has truly reigned in Salwa to follow through in her poetic writings. Salwa commit's herself to continue in this depth from her culture, and its richness of philosophy and poetry. Her desire is to encourage the reader to think beyond what is written, to contemplate life's experiences, to long to be intrigued, and inspired, thus, Salwa finds herself writing about topics that reflect nature, emotions, sentiment, and experiences of the human body, mind, and spirit, consequently, reaching further into the culture that built in Salwa the love for poetry, the passion for writing. Salwa's Christian faith is another integral facet of her writings, being the cornerstone of her inspirations. Her study in Theology and Creation has influenced Salwa to share with her readers the beauty, diversity and challenges the world has to offer.
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