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Dogs 2019

A COLD DAY IN HELL
(1/19/19)


we
suffer

albeit
in minor

relative
terms

mainly due
to a sense
of lacking

love

power

possessions

personal health

Satan gnaws
at our souls
daily

reminding us
by comparison
that we could
be doing
so very much
better
in life

Society
promulgates
this philosophy

telling us
that there is
so much more
than just
being alive

knowing
that it needs
our full participation
as workers

as consumers

as tax payers
in order
to survive

creating
false objects
of lust

of greed

of vanity
to drive
our senses
to the breaking
point

only
our minds
can save
our souls
from such
onslaughts

a logical
extinguishing
of the flames
of our earthly
passions

if our
desires
can be cooled
before the warmth
leaves
our flesh

our only
eternal damnation
will come
from the living

whom
we leave
behind