Pin It
Favorite

Poem: What Not to do if They Hate You 

do not give.

do not hide.

do not shrink

yet

do not grow

brittle, stiff, or bitter.

do not—do not pretend.

do not reveal

the quiet, constant wishes of your heart.

do not even bend.

—Angela Perry

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

The Big Takeover

Wed., June 28, 12 p.m. — Jamaican reggae spiced with American soul....

Inside/Out Performance Series: Passion Fruit

Wed., June 28, 2:15 p.m. — Kicking off a week of hip-hop and street dance presentations, this all-female...

View all of today's events

Latest in Poetry

Hudson Valley Tweets