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Hell's New Renovations: A Poem, for a Silly Intermezzo

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


Hey, did you hear about Devil's renovation

some say getting old he can't stand the heat

so he's installed air condition with an intention

to make hell competitive to the heaven's retreat.

Ever since, many politicians are doing their best

to qualify -- putting their name on that waiting list

completing with criminals, thugs, and all the rest

including here and there some boy loving priest.

With all the lust and vice and similar attractions

hell is becoming much more of a place to retire

all one has to do is to avoid any decent actions

while nothing else the application would require.

So long is the lineup in front of hell

of ordinary folks who will never get in

and yet as if being under a strange spell

they give standing ovations to those who sin.

In imagination they share that power

not seeing how they are taken for a ride

chanting slogans in front of hell's ivory tower

they worship a political idol as their heart's guide.

See you in heaven unless you'll be busy

carrying the luggage of your political ace

and in this meantime let's all take it easy

each practicing for our chosen final place.

© 2022 Val Karas

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