DAMNED EITHER WAY

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DAMNED EITHER WAY: YOU CAN’T REASON WITH HATE

Regardless of color of race,
Political shade,
Or which if ANY binary side
I choose to take,
The only thing I hate is
Hate-for-Hate’s-Sake.

I think YOU must confuse
Hate with Simple Observation,
I know my view is probably too
Objective for your Political Palate,
So you twist it and spin it,
Then turn-so-you-can-spurn
My comment into Political Hate,
Thereby Converting MY Objective
To YOUR Subjective!

Perhaps there’s no other way
To cope in our collective state
Than to pick A Side To Take,
Embrace it til your Dying Day,
Grow a bunch of angry hate,
And turn EVERYTHING into a
Political Debate!
JUST so I can argue with YOU!!
Especially since it’s such
A fruitful thing to do!

As for me, I’ve got Bigger Fish to fry,
But for the political record,
I, too, was told to “Pick a Side.”
I did it for too long a time!
But somewhere along The Ugly Way,
I DECLINED.
For this heretical act,
I’ve been denied and descried
By my FORMER Side.

Talk about HATE!!
You get it from both sides,
No matter which you take,
No matter what you say.

DON’T HATE


Please don’t hate me
Solely because of
Your hate for me;
I’d prefer if it you had a REASON to hate me
Rather than garden variety
Plain old, everyday hatred of me
As well as your hunger to
Bring me to my knees
And thirst to destroy me so
Zealously.