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Is hell on earth?

May 14, 2013
By Julia_Rebecca SILVER, Clayton, Missouri
Julia_Rebecca SILVER, Clayton, Missouri
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The layers of hell
are not concealed beneath our feet.
The fiery inferno
is not awaiting our arrival
by death.
Humanity is creating a hell
on earth.
We plunge ourselves deeper
into worse layers
with every act of evil we commit.

of heinous souls brainwashing
the minds of young
and preaching hate instead
of tolerance and equality.
Fall a little deeper
into the daily news
headlines flare with stories
of man
taking the lives of children.
Continue your descent
to the finish line
where bombs interrupt
the festivities of a community.

But can we limit this evil?
We constantly fight
to make this world better.
Constantly striving
for peace and love,
met only by war and destruction.
We have taken this world
that was given to us
as a paradise,
but bit into
Eve’s apple of temptation,
and created a contaminated

It is our punishment
to live within this hell.
To wallow
in our intolerance
and self-destruction.
We must face our
thoughtless massacre
and endure
the consequences
which follow.
Until mankind
can see the light
to the error of our ways
we are stuck.

The author's comments:
My friend Lily Fitzsimmons and I wrote this as our perception of hell after reading dantes inferno.

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on May. 19 2013 at 10:05 pm
Metalhead08 GOLD, Port Republic, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather hate you for everything you are. Than ever love you for something you are not. " FFDP "You're born alone and you die alone" FFDP "I wonder out where you can't see, inside my shell I wait and bleed." Slipknot " If youre 555 then I am 666"

Wow very interesting perception! It really compelled me as a reader! Wonderfully done!