Echoes

Lee's Summit JournalSeptember 20, 2013 

hell

is out

of vogue

as a

popular

expletive

perhaps

not enough

letters

do words

with four

reflect

advanced

intellect

currently

a term

for copulation

is number one

on top ten

lists

it is an

expression

for adding

emphasis

that seems

appropriate

to apply

in any

context

we must

prefer

erotic to

theological

he admits

using hell

has always

made him

nervous

because

most of

his life

he has

believed

if such a

destination

exists

probably

he will

go there

after closing

the last door

he is very

accomplished

at feeling guilty

about something

that is why

he tries hard

to appear

self assured

nobody

must know

so he always

prays and

swears

silently

but while

seeking

an affordable

used car

dependable

enough

for travel to

his new job

he learned about

the recent

longer list

of multi

billionaires

and was heard

to exclaim

aloud

what the hell

would any

human being

do with

that much

money

h.

 

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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