Socket

If your hand makes you to sin,
cut it off, throw it away.
It’s better to enter heaven,
crippled or lame any day
than to retain both hands when
you check into hell to stay.

If your eye makes you to sin,
tear it from its socket, then
throw it out and enter in
to life eternal at the end.

Tell me, is it more desired,
to have just one eye retired
or be hurled into the ever-higher
licks of Acheron’s red fire?

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by Harrison Keely

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