Dare to Hate

The spiritual thinkers have it wrong
We must dare to love
But also dare to hate
Not denying the duality
That brings about
The play of the universe

If we are moving toward love
We are propelled by hate
Though love as a word
Is pretty inadequate

The love behind our actions
But hate
Gives passion to movement

An inability to remain in a state any longer
That is not conducive to growth or giving
A disgust
A revolt
A wish to kill
What is breathing down our necks
And threatens what we love
Yes, love is what makes us valuable
But hate is what makes us useful

For many years I had nothing negative to say
Teachers criticized my lack of critique
But I am learned enough now
To have an opinion
To know what I love
And to know what I hate