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Fires of Hell

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Fires of Hell

most think of hell
as a place we go
when toils the bell
sending us below

Fiery inferno
white hot flames
engulfing us
bodies burning

For an eternity
wreathing, twisting
paying for sins
done up here

The devil claims
us as his due
inflicting torture
tormenting our soul

This is what we
are led to believe
wait, think on,
forget hells fire's

Listen instead
to that voice within
sometimes a soft whisper
another time a roar

We pay all our lives
one way or another
pricks of consciousness
tearing us apart

People pointing fingers
shame of knowing
that we done wrong
guilt in our minds

These are the flames
that burn deep
consuming us
day to day

Living, remembering
trying to escape
from our wrongs
surely this is hell?

An alternative way of looking at hell I just pose a question nothing else

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  1. Date: 8/19/2013 12:01:00 PM
    I think you're right. '...pricks of consciousness tearing us apart,' so true. There certainly hell here on earth. BRAVO Shadow!! Best wishes, Keith

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/19/2013 3:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Keith sometimes its good to think out of the box Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 5:06:00 PM
    Loved this one too Shadow....very well written...and interesting

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/19/2013 3:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Donna and ty for reading love the dog Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 5:03:00 PM
    Your poetry is outstanding I love this poetry poet

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/19/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty kind gent glad you enjoyed it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 12:12:00 PM
    Deeply penned piece my friend.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/18/2013 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty dearest M.M a poem to make one think Love Shadow xox smile
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 5:38:00 PM
    A great read and philosophy.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/17/2013 4:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Carol glad you liked it Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 4:15:00 PM
    Kudos to that one, how very true your poem is. Hell is not a place it is the condition of most of our lives; but heaven is achievable too in this life, one has just to change perspective and take a good look within. marvellous write, hit the spot...Peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/17/2013 4:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Peter I agree with you some beliefs are that we return again and again until we perfect ourselves what a thought ty for reading Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 8:29:00 AM
    linda a very beautiful piece of writing I am lost on this site I haven't a clue how to even check out anything

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/16/2013 9:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Liam glad you enjoyed try the members area there are links there to most things Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 8:02:00 AM
    So many are living in hell here on Earth when forgiveness is but a breath away. We can't earn it we just have to ask for it. You have done an excellent job of making people ponder an important topic. Sadly many will carry their hell from this world to the next.

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 7:50:00 AM
    Very thought provoking Linda!

    cornish Avatar craig cornish
    Date: 8/16/2013 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    sounds like Dorian Grey without the picture!
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 7:47:00 PM
    how thought provoking indeed, and I like the point it brings we are all worried what hell is like yet we might as well be living in it, ~always, Linda

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/16/2013 7:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Linda sometimes its good to think out of the box. Ty for reading Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 4:16:00 PM
    I agree shadow, hell is more than licks of flame and fire, enjoyed your verse, Shadow, it's truthful xxx

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/16/2013 7:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Vienna I hope you have a great W/E Ty for reading Shadow x smiles