Hope and Hate

Hope and Hate

A Poem by Dante Carlisle

Only two choices lie open to us

At the junction of hope and hate
I must decide which path to take

Miles of hope lie at my back
A destroyed and smoke-shrouded track

I look left, and I look right
Though the paths confound my sight

It seems no matter the choice
I lose my voice

At the junction of hope and hate
One step will decide my fate

© 2016 Dante Carlisle

Author's Note

Dante Carlisle
I've never been a poetry kind of person, but every once in a while lines come to me, so I put them on paper. Feel free to critique as hard as you wish

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This was very good! One step will decide my fate. (Real deep)

Posted 4 Months Ago

Dante Carlisle

1 Month Ago

Thank you very much, as I mention I'm not a poetry person, but every once in a while you have to get.. read more
Amazing poem. Decisions to make and a life at stake. The journey is never easy.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Dante Carlisle

2 Years Ago

No it's not. But every day we have to make decisions. And Hope and Hate are great words for what we .. read more
Really cool work for someone who isn't a poetry person. I can actually see the persona at the crossroad and feel his confusion. Because, while hope would have been the more orthodox choice, more than likely we find hate to be most appealing according to our states of mind. I loved how you described the path of hope behind your back as a destroyed and smoke-shrouded track. I must say that I really enjoyed reading this.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Dante Carlisle

3 Years Ago

I actually enjoyed writing this one. It was one of those spur of the moment deals where the lines ju.. read more

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Added on February 4, 2016
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Dante Carlisle
Dante Carlisle

Chesterfield, MO

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