September 14, 2010

They said to me “speak”
When I spoke they struck my face

They said “show us your hand”
And my hand they then cut off

They said to me “stand up”
And then they cut me down

And so it ends I am in hell
Because I followed all they said

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  1. Great work, Charity, it can't be more direct and true. That's hell: not being oneself. I hope that a lot of people will read this poem.

  2. Life is a game we play. We either learn to play the game or the game plays us. When we are being played, It can be hell but a self-created hell none the less.

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  3. Just read Matthew 25:41 where it says that 'the eternal fire is prepared for the devil and his angels' - not for people. Unfortunately many folks make choices that take them to places - hell - where God has never intended for them to go. So sad!

  4. ... yet there might be a second part to it, lifting up towards the light, towards joy and love, a kiss of a life once loved.

    daily athens

  5. C, you expressed it so beautifully.
    I love the last part:
    "And so it ends I am in hell
    Because I followed all they said"

    I was in that situation many times, until I learned not to follow, and thus began my happy life :))

  6. Yikes. I guess that would be a good lesson to follow one's own path! Hope all is well in your corner of the worlds Bells!

  7. It seems it is so easy to follow. I love the poem. I follow a simple way of life. I do unto others as I would have them do unto me. I also help those that are in need. But indeed if you do all that you are told and see, you will be definitely be on the way to total damnation. Your rewards will come to you in the here after.One way or the other.

  8. Hi Charity,

    You write so well ~ life is hard sometimes and hope that you are doing well.
    Hugs and I hope that you are having a lovely weekend


  9. Tragically Beautiful!

    We all need to think for ourselves, and learn not to just do things because we are told we should or even because we think we should. Because in the end we only end up losing a part of ourselves.

  10. Terrific poem...and it illustrates so well that we should definitely follow our own way, not always listen to the voices of others!

  11. Wow, such strong and bold descriptions. It is very moving, I hope I understood it right. Sounds like my parents...when we were growing up. :-)


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