What happened to you when you were young?
Old man hate got a hold
Was it the usual passive-aggressive shit?
Did your soul catch a cold?
Did the boys all ignore you in class
And the girls find you prim?
If only someone had told you it won’t last
But they didn’t, so you gave in.
It’s easier to detonate a fuse
Than it is to build bridges
But it’s wearier to make hate your muse
Than to let love blur your edges
What happened to you when you were young
Is no excuse for blindness
The pain you carry is yours alone
Its only relief is kindness.
*Katie Hopkins is a British tabloid newspaper columnist known for her strongly right-wing views. She recently wrote a column comparing African men, women and children seeking a better life in Europe to cockroaches and said they deserved to be shot at with gunships. Shortly after her column was published 900 migrants died when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean.