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Sometimes A Man Gotta Go Through Hell To Get To Heaven

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  • namerif13
    Sometimes A Man Gotta Go Through Hell To Get To Heaven I walk the leaf strewn path of least resistance. Beneath my feet, the crunching leaves remind me of the
    Message 1 of 1 , May 1, 2003
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      Sometimes A Man Gotta Go Through
      Hell To Get To Heaven

      I walk the leaf strewn path
      of least resistance.
      Beneath my feet, the crunching
      leaves remind me of the guy
      who cracked my head for the fun of it
      last week.

      Whack!-
      and like a
      pomegranate,
      sliced down the middle,
      a mass of bright red seeds
      oozed languidly from the two inch
      split in my skull and slowly flowed
      into the bone dry fissures
      of that crooked afternoon.

      When my opponent laughed
      at me, I noticed tiny green forests
      growing through silver crevices
      that resembled barbed wire
      on a picket fence.

      And as I lay in a pool of
      my blood and wounded pride,
      he approached me with abandon,
      and when he kicked me in the side,
      I nearly lost consciousness.
      "That will serve ya, Kike!"
      he yelled, readying
      his foot for the next bone-crushing
      kick.

      I heard it slice through the
      turgid air and when, by the grace
      of God I caught it, his bravado
      transformed immediately into the
      white heat of fear. With all my might,
      I thrust my locked hands skyward, and
      watched him turn full circle
      in the air, and then plunge screaming
      into a thirty foot abyss.

      When he struck the hood of the
      rusted fifty-seven Chevy
      below, head first, I celebrated inwardly.
      For years he had ridiculed my faith,
      abused me and excoriated my soul,
      but he did not defeat me.

      Some say that man can experience
      heaven on earth, but first he might
      have to go through hell to get there.
      I know I did, and even though
      a man had to die first,
      I don't regret it for a moment.

      Now don't get me wrong, I'm a peace
      loving man, but sometimes just before
      I fall asleep, I think about
      what happened and sorta take pleasure in it.

      Douglas E. Fireman
      April 29th, 2003

      Peace,
      Doug
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