I hate that you own that part of me

I hate that I can’t break free of you

I hate your eyes – they entrap me

I hate your smile – it melts me

I hate your voice – it soothes me

I hate your presence – it haunts me

I’d hate you if I didn’t love you


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About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on May 17, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 79 Comments.

  1. wonderful poem John. kudos:)

  2. How wonderfully you describe that thin line between love and hate.

  3. It’s true you describe it beautifully that thin line between live and hate,there’s even more when I think it can apply to friendship also

  4. really like this, well done, sounds familiar… Michelle

  5. Reblogged this on Ruminations of a Brown Redneck and commented:
    Wow…Just, wow.

  6. Reblogged this on Jusawesume's Blog and commented:
    coz it’s a thin line between love and hate

  7. Jigme Tenzin

    Wow. That is lovely.

  8. Short and to the point. Good loading.

  9. That’a a powerful amount of hate or was it love? Very good. Do you have control issues?

  10. Ah, the madly passionate crazy romance

  11. Short, simple and beautiful! 🙂

  12. Love this one, well writen and straight to the point.
    I’m a sucker for romance, especially the crazy and intense type – this poem fits in.

  13. Who couldn’t own that poem as their own? Wonderful.

  14. Great poem, I feel where you’re coming from. Keep it up John, loving your poems 🙂

  15. Reblogged this on A Thomas Point of View and commented:
    I love this poem. Check it out.

  16. the old cliche of a fine line between love and hate worded greatly

  17. Each hate spells boundless love 🙂

  18. loveandwanderingfeet

    perfectly said. i hate/love him too.

  19. Simply brilliant!

  20. Love this poem John. Great description of the contradicting feelings that come along with love. Thanks for visiting my blog:)

  21. Reblogged this on Never Too Late and commented:
    Being a writer of romance (among other things) I just couldn’t help falling in love (hate?) with this poem written by fellow blogger, John White. Enjoy.

  22. Ugh, you kill me with this one. So beautifully written.

  23. A Heart in Reflective Chaos

    Reblogged this on softlytranscending's Blog.

  24. Hi John, Thank you for your comment on my poem. I like this one of yours above, funny how we as writers seem to be drawn to the same subject matter. This is my take on hate, taken from my recent book of poems, The Little Purse of Verse, http://www.kipperhillpress.com


    If you think the opposite of love is hate
    Let me tell you, you ain’t been there mate
    Hate is passion, hate’s desire
    Hate shows the heart still burns a fire
    What you my friend should truly dread
    Is ambivalence in your lover’s head
    If you ain’t seen when you come in a room
    Believe me you should leave there soon
    Ambivalence will suck you dry
    Ambivalence will make you cry
    When there’s nothing left which wants to fight
    Will the last one leaving, turn out the light.

  25. Reblogged this on eeyorntails and commented:
    I’ve only recently met Double U, but I’ve taken an instant liking to his wonderful way with words. This poem of his I find very apposite

  26. my god, yes. brilliant

  27. Hi John,
    Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it. 🙂

  28. I hate this poem for being infinitely better than all my crap. Anyway John, I shall try to do better

    • Thank you but don’t put yourself down. I’m frankly no better than anyone else blogging here on WordPress. Your writing has a place and you have a voice just like every other writer. Don’t stop writing. Keep at it.

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