John Bunyan

(28 November 1628 – 31 August 1688 / Elstow, Bedfordshire, England.)

Upon Fire - Poem by John Bunyan

Who falls into the fire shall burn with heat;
While those remote scorn from it to retreat.
Yea, while those in it, cry out, O! I burn,
Some farther off those cries to laughter turn.

Comparison.

While some tormented are in hell for sin;
On earth some greatly do delight therein.
Yea, while some make it echo with their cry,
Others count it a fable and a lie.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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