The Great Hater

The Great Hater

A Poem by HappyOddGirl
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After reading 'The Great Lover' by Rupert Brooke, it occurred to me how often we meet the opposite attitude - people who hate everything! This isn't about a real person. :)

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The Great Hater

 

“I hate people who laugh too loud,

            They show themselves up in a crowd;

            And girls with lips and nails too red "

            They look like tarts!” the woman said.

 

“I hate people who let the tap drip,

            And selfish brats who give you lip "

            They only skive and watch TV "

            A waste of space if you ask me!

 

            “But men are worst " their life-support

            Is chips and beer and sex and sport;

            They don’t so much as wash a cup,

            And always leave the loo-seat up!

 

“I hate people who jump the queue,

            And people who wear green with blue;

            And Dolees who sponge off the State "

            Now laziness I really hate!

 

            “And immigrants " they’ve only come

            Because we’re soft on foreign scum;

            And Janet’s kids do make a row;

            And Mrs Smith " she’s such a cow!”

 

            And thus she hacked her way through life,

            Her tongue like a serrated knife;

            She deepened her embittered state,

            Each day found something new to hate,

 

            Until, upon her final day

            She’d hated all her friends away.

            She died alone " and, like her living,

            Her grave was cold and unforgiving.

 

 

© Ruth Fanshaw 2011

© 2011 HappyOddGirl


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I welcome new writers, I am glad I clicked on you...So welcome to WC
In this [poem, it looks like everyone is hated...sticks to the title well.
I like the moral at the end...haters get what they deserve.
Love the little picture, reminded me of my mother in law.
Good job, I am going to read more..
ice


Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Nice job! Very entertaining read! So much truth In this poem!

Posted 13 Years Ago


This is very well written. The fluidity and message are compelling. Love the irony at the end. You speak truth.

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I welcome new writers, I am glad I clicked on you...So welcome to WC
In this [poem, it looks like everyone is hated...sticks to the title well.
I like the moral at the end...haters get what they deserve.
Love the little picture, reminded me of my mother in law.
Good job, I am going to read more..
ice


Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Tags: Hate, Humanity, Philosophy

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HappyOddGirl
HappyOddGirl

Gainsborough, East Midlands, United Kingdom



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My aim is fully to become the person God made me to be. This seems to include writing a good deal! :D I write novels, poetry and non-fiction, though I have yet to publish. I also paint a little, but n.. more..

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