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  That Bloke From Hell
by Paul Williams
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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A tongue in cheek look at the concept of Hell...sorry folks it's another oldie, re-vamped and re-posted.

That Bloke from Hell


'Are my thoughts collected?

No, they’re all over the place as you can tell,

if you’re wondering about the smell,

sorry! That’s me, the Anti-Christ…

The Beast… you know…?

That bloke from Hell.


One has to use brimstone to keep up appearances.

Call me cynical, and I don’t mean to wax lyrical,

but don’t you think the lesser key of

Solomon conjuration should have been critical?


you people really are incorrigible

you’ve always been a little kitsch,

never mind,

I thought the gerbil sacrifice was a bitch.


What do you want?

sorry…! What’s that…?

You’d like to learn to spell?

Oh! I do beg your pardon,

you’d like to learn about Hell?


What is Hell?

Except a metaphor for your existence,

You make it up as you go along.

Such is your persistence

that you write about it in books and song.

Dante, called it an inferno, a circus of the circular,

with lots of demons having fun,

in the centre it’s hotter than the sun.

There’s even frozen lake called ‘Cocytus’

with lots of souls trapped in ice,

Me! I call it home, and I think it’s rather nice.


Heaven, is the human utopia; it’s where God resides

and goody two-shoes people who do no wrong,

The kind of people, you used to see on

 ‘Going for a Song’

It makes you feel good about yourselves

as you go about your lives,

Hell, however,

 is where you go when you’ve  drowned

some kittens or murdered your wives,

a place where I allegedly torture your souls

with red-hot knives.


Don’t kid yourselves; it’s all an illusion,

Honest!  Take it from someone, who’s in the know,

who really gets your soul when its time to go?

Have you ever thought that him and me

are one and the same?

And that you’re pathetic existence

is just some futile game?

“Sorry…?  What’s that you say?

You’ve heard that one before,

my friend, you will soon be knocking at my door.

You think I come here to lie and deceive?

That’s your choice, I never asked you to believe,

but I was summoned for consultation

and though I do sympathise with your frustration.

Never let it be said

That I don’t appease those

who may soon be dead?


 If people really want to know…


I’m just a figment of your imagination,

a cerebral creation,

a sign of your own common indignation.

Not a raging demon out to get your soul,

although, you never can tell,

Especially with me…

That bloke from Hell.’



© P.Williams 2000









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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/2/2005
Thank you for sharing both the humor and the meaning in this poem, Paul. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Darcey Patil 3/23/2005
Wow! Deep and intense...Don't understand the whole hell/heaven concept. I think you make your own here on this earth. I don't acknowledge Satin so he does not bother me but I have to answer to a higher power better than your money or the pride that lies within. I've walked high, I've walked low but somewhere in the middle is the best for me. It keeps me sane. It keeps me my feet planted firmly here I can soar with the eagles and I can eat and play with the ants...
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/18/2005
LOL Kate.. This sure makes one stop and think..
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/18/2005
Yeah, the father of all lies and confusion for sure, all designed to cloak the fact of his existance. Slippery and seductive as thin ice. Very powerful, this write, and so much in character and so eloquent and convincing!! Hmmm, perhaps I'll give all this body-building a miss... don't want to end up like him.... my tailbone is starting to worry me!! LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by jacqueline amos 3/17/2005
Master poet Paul it is a honor to be in your company, your poet flow take one to a trip of reality, this is excellent.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/17/2005
Fantastic work Paul! This is a psychological thriller;-)
that pic horrific, I think I saw similar in "Red Dragon" on tv(Hannible Lecter)

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/17/2005
Fantastic write filled with satantic humor :-) You would be a riot to talk with :-)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/17/2005
That bloke from hell is a smooth operator!!

Very well written Paul!!

Love Tinka ;)
Reviewed by Sue Hess 3/17/2005
i liked this...just saw constantine which portrayed God and Satan as game players and all of us as pawns...interesting concept but since I'm Southern Baptist, i know the devil is this red guy with a pointed tail...isn't he????
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 3/17/2005
But then the bloke is the deceiver is he not and this was clever play of words.
Reviewed by M. B. 3/17/2005
Let's talk about twisted perspective. This is terrific! Right down my warped alley. LOL THAT BLOKE FROM HELL has fantastic cadence and flows like silk. Definitely, most definitely, makes one stop and think all the while they're chuckling.


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