Mike Corthell

Mike Corthell
Editor & Publisher at Fryeburg Free Press MEDIA

Friday, August 3, 2012

Hell's Threll



Hell's Threll

In Paradise Marx was met
Stalin was there, too, Lenin,
And Christ along with Hitler.
Hell was not there

I asked Jesus to explain the justice in this arrangement.
He said there was no way of measuring
The good in a person's life.
He said we were all wrong

About history and some other things
And expressed regret about all
Who'd been slaughtered in his name.
Hitler, Lenin, and Stalin did, too,

Along with Jesus Christ
Who was sad that more than any
Had been broken and burned for him
All said it was a consequence

Of being so sure they were right.
None of them made excuses
Hitler did not blame
Einstein
Vlad did not plead madness

Neither Karl nor Adolf balanced
The bad with the good they had done.
Instead they seemed at peace
Completely with what had been

Mike Corthell
August 2012

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