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Antithesis

by Ken Harnisch

The opposite of love
Is not hate, but indifference
Hate shows concern at least
Wrath requires energy
And grim intent
To keep its sinewy strength
Oh, but indifference,
Takes only as much
Ambition as is required
To click the remote and amble on
With 498 channels left to cruise
From the comfort of an easy chair
Now, truly, which would sting you more?
Which would, to you
Be love’s true antithesis?

04/05/2002

Posted on 04/05/2002
Copyright © 2016 Ken Harnisch

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Rhodora M Fitzgerald on 05/11/03 at 07:03 AM

hmmmmmm, this one made me think......lol Loved it..... :o)

Posted by Glenn Currier on 10/13/03 at 10:46 PM

I have always liked this word. You give it such a poignant spin for this old lover and cause me to pause and examine my conscience. Thanks, Ken.

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