Through Hatred I Learnt Love

By: Sunday B. Fakus

Through defeat I learnt victory
Over the visible enemies of my soul
Through weakness I learnt strength
To overcome temptations on my way

Through pain I learnt pleasure
That my body always desires
Through sorrow I learnt joy
To give my heart a perfect relief

Through failure I learnt success
To reach the goals I’ve always set
Through fear I learnt courage
To face life in its toughness

Through shame I learnt pride
To lead the life I surely desire
Through rejection I learnt acceptance
To endow my heart with confidence

Through death I learnt life
To live with you in eternal life
Through hatred I learnt love
Which, to you, I always give