Posted by: Ron DuBour | December 22, 2015

Struggling to Understand~by Paul F. Lenzi



Struggling to Understand

"The Pain Within" Painting by WF Lishinski From

“The Pain Within”
Painting by WF Lishinski

hell is real

it exists beneath

seared skin of pain

pellucid and taut

torment visibly

sealed within

fiery nerves

endless agony

burns in the bones

stung by sins

of omission

good deeds left

undone in neglect

of compassion

a life of failed virtue

ill conducted by ego

who now pays its

terrible tithes

for transgression

or is it all simply

misfortune of

random selection

ambivalent judgment

a suffering moreso of

chance than design

is then hell

a mere manifest

hazard of living

if so then perhaps

will come heaven

revealed in

cessation of pain

upon dying


  1. The former…

  2. Merry Christmas, Paul.

    • same to you and your, rick

      • most welcome

  3. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

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