poet Joe Hughes

Joe Hughes

A Catholic Hell!

To Hell with the Church
And to Hell with the Pope,
To Hell with the Brothers,
The Sisters of Hope.
To Hell with retreats,
To Hell with their teaching,
To Hell with the pulpits,
To Hell with the preaching.
To Hell with my homeland,
You filled up my mind
With Catholic life -
The unquestionned kind.
We've all been in Hell
For eight decades and more,
Fanned fiercely by flames
In Rome's faithful whore.
Thank God it's now changed
For a secular life,
May God speed the day
When the Pope takes a wife!

Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 11, 2007
Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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  • Stevie TaiteStevie Taite (11/24/2017 3:08:00 PM)

    It’s stevie. This is very cool. I can’t message you on here. A stupid message comes up each time

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  • Jak Black (11/27/2015 1:41:00 PM)

    An excellent poem Joe. You are a Catholic who's learned to think for himself and ask questions for which there are no logical explanations.

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  • Eze MaximusEze Maximus (5/27/2014 4:05:00 AM)

    a personal view of the perceived catholic anarchy

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  • Diane HineDiane Hine (1/6/2013 12:42:00 AM)

    Well you don't mince words here, this poem gallops along!

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  • Bahrain Poet (2/20/2012 1:04:00 AM)

    Yes this is a plug Joe but read my poems and see beyond the church into the loving eyes of Jesus Christ and His concern for His people here on earth. God Bless.

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  • Lizzy Scott (7/2/2010 7:34:00 PM)

    I would not want to be raised in a cotholic home at all! that sucks man! but I pray you will soon realize how emty a secular life can be.... as you know by reading my poems, i am a christian, but not catholic. being a christian is wonderful and fun and full of wonders and just so amazing! I thank god i found him :)

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  • Darren WoodsDarren Woods (1/25/2010 4:54:00 PM)

    i gave this a TEN! ! ! - as I can relate to this.

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  • Ruth Walters (12/28/2009 5:29:00 PM)

    haha... oh my gosh! Loved this little rebellious poem....loved the anger in the words...... I bet you felt good getting this down in print and off your chest.....

    Ruthie: o)

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  • Ray LuceroRay Lucero (1/2/2009 6:05:00 PM)

    Joe,

    As a recovering Catholic...all I can say to your poem is AMEN and AMEN!

    Peace,

    Ray

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  • Mary Murphy (11/7/2008 7:34:00 PM)

    I'll pray for you.
    and I'll pray that the secualr world soon realizes that without God life on earth really would be hell.

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  • Bonnie Collins (4/4/2008 11:11:00 PM)

    AMEN to this Joe, it is a good writting and expression of many many SAD but True issues that lie withing our church........ Very nice writting.....

    Bonnie Collins

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  • Linda Weischedel (1/2/2008 7:30:00 PM)

    Alrighty now.....Right-on Joe! ! !

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