Friday, February 14, 2014

How Do You Respond to Hateful Comments?

Hate Loves Me
by Rachel Hoyt

image by ntwowe via

How can hate love me?  Let me shout the ways.
It loves me with its digs and blows and spite -
Fire my soul needs to achieve new heights,
for the roots of great with optimal grace.
Hate loves me for accepting everyday's
imbalance, the dark that tries to squash light.
Hate loves me rashly, as men show their might.
Hate loves me brashly, as they transpose praise.
Hate loves me with a passion rarely used,
on my high horse, and with heartfelt faith.
Hate loves me with a love I tried to lose
with my breakups - Hate loves me just the same,
Then, now, and forever! - and, if fate choose,
hate's love shall help propel me into fame.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

This poem is dedicated to one hateful edhat user
who helps fuel my purpose by calling me a loser.

I find that I can't avoid negative criticism
and I must handle it with pure optimism.


  1. Rachel, I am always impressed by how well you handle the hatefulness--keep shining the light, eventually the darkness will fade away. Hugs to you :-)

    1. Thank you, SaraV! Thankfully (although many might say unfortunately), I was forced to learn how to brush off harsh criticism as a young adult and know that it stems from their pain and insecurities. My imperfections are merely their excuse for venting. Hugs.

  2. Wow, hard to imagine. How could anyone hate you or your writings? Keep up the good job, love all you do!!!!! :)


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...