Natural Love and Synthetic Hatred



Recycle love and
It multiplies joyfully
With healing powers.
Recycle hatred
And it wounds with much venom.

About this poem

Both love and hatred are forms of environmental energy. The one heals, and the other poisons. Love, when recycled, is a natural fossil that encourages flourishing growth. Hatred, when recycled, is a synthetic fuel that poisons the environment and stifles all forms of life.

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Written on May 18, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on May 18, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s ‘Liebe Mili’ (translated into English as “Dear Mili”), Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes of Analytical Psychology. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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  • teril
    So true. I can see evidence all around me.
    LikeReply1 year ago

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