Personal Problem

“Hatred is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies.”
– Unknown

If you hate me
Because of the color
Of my skin, the manner
In which I dress,
My gender, my religion,
Who I choose to have sex with,
Or any other reason that
Has no consequence
On your life,
Then that is a personal
Problem for you.
Don’t make it an issue
For me by
Stalking me,
Calling me vile names,
Harassing me,
Assaulting me,
Killing me.
Your hatred for me
Is something you
Must work out for
Yourself. Leave me alone
And go talk to a therapist.

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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