Do You Ever Look at Someone (Poem)

Do you ever look at someone,
and then realise that you hate them?
A single glance at their smug face,
and you soon hear hatred’s anthem.

Do you ever look at someone,
and seethe when they are happy?
Their smile makes your skin start crawling,
their jubilance; trite and tacky.

Do you ever look at someone,
and cheer when they are sad?
When naught but anguish fills their life,
to their grief you gleefully add?

Do you ever look at someone,
and wish they’d just go away?
You hope against hope they’d vanish or die,
but just to spite you they stay.

Do you ever look at someone,
and wish they’d pull their weight?
They never help those around them,
even when they have naught on their plate.

Do you ever look at someone,
but cannot meet their gaze?
Their eyes fill you with deep loathing,
and an uncomfortable, unending malaise.

Do you ever look at someone,
and want to just end their delight?
Every time they look slightly happy,
you fight hard to not put out their lights.

Do you ever look at someone,
and hate them with a hot burning passion?
You realise you’ll never be happy,
until their life has been ruined in some fashion.

Do you ever look at someone,
and want to spit right in their face?
You want to bring them down a peg,
make them feel utter disgrace.

Do you ever look at someone,
and feel empty and saddened inside?
You wish you could let out your feelings;
it’s been ever so long since you cried.

Do you ever look at someone,
and be unable to stay in their presence?
No matter what measures and precautions you take,
you just can’t stand their existence.

Do you ever look at someone,
and your stomach starts tightening and churning?
Your heart begins to beat faster and faster,
your head begins throbbing and burning.

Do you ever look at someone,
and then realise that you hate them?
You know it’s not right but regardless of that,
your vitriol and bile you just can’t stem.

Do you ever look at someone,
and then see their sad visage far clearer?
You laugh in defeat as you suddenly realise,
you’ve been stood in front of a mirror.

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