No Joke

No Joke

I heard a friend say something that
Just broke my heart in two.
She laughed and said, “I don’t think I
Am heaven bound, like you.
I think I’d rather go to hell.
It sounds like much more fun.
I’ll party there eternally
When life on earth is done.”
I tried to tell her not to joke;
That’s not how it will be
If she should find herself in hell
For all eternity.
It isn’t one big party and
You won’t be there with friends.
You’ll find it dark and lonely there;
The torment never ends.
Please think about your soul today;
Tomorrow may be lost.
If you are still estranged from God,
You’ll have to pay the cost.
This moment may be all you have;
Please use it wisely, friend.
I want to see you heaven-bound
When life on earth must end.

©2013 Denise McKenney


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God bless,
Denise McKenney

About dforchrist

I am a 50+-year-old Christian, live in Indiana with my husband and 3 cats, and love Jesus. God has been giving me the ability to write incredible poems lately as well as the urge to share them. I pray they touch you as He intends.
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2 Responses to No Joke

  1. Joyce Griffith says:

    This is a very inspiring poem. The image above is very moving too. The thought of “abandoning hope” is in itself terrifying. Though the darkest moments in my life, I have always clung to Hope and my God.

    • dforchrist says:

      It’s a true story. A friend was laughing and feeling me she was going to end up in a much warmer place and she looked forward to being so toasty warm for eternity. It just broke my heart. I have other friends who had to joke about how hell was going to be one big party. They know how I feel and don’t joke about it around me anymore, but I’m afraid they still don’t take it seriously enough.

      And the graphic is from Dante’s Inferno, of course. Seemed appropriate.

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