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I am very troubled by what the fortune teller told me
As she looked into her crystal ball, she hesitantly told me she saw my death
She told me within the crystal ball she saw fire and smoke as clear as could be
Does this mean I shall go to hell after I take my last breath?
This plays very much on my mind, I try and sleep but all I can do is toss and turn and dream, see.

So what is this horrid place, with air so hot, it is stifling, I think I wake up in?
I'm still groggy, but I think I smell sulfur and smoke
As I look around, I see fire and suffering of people all around yelling I guess from the pain they fell within
Am I having a nightmare because of what the fortune teller told me? Have I psyched myself up to imagine some sort of sick joke?

All I think I hear are people crying, screaming, and painfully moaning
This awful stanch I smell possibly the burning of hair and skin
These poor pitiful souls, all their painful cries and groans
As I look around all the fire, all the suffering I see, all I can do is stare.

If I didn't know any better I would think I was really in hell
The black, the fire, and that awful awful smell
Is this a dream or is this for real for some strange reason I can't really tell.
I'm scared to admit to myself within Dante's Inferno I may actually dwell.

I just can't believe what I see as I look around, molten rock, the darkness, the smoke, and the awful fire
If I am not dreaming my soul was straight for hell bound
As I sadly realize I am not dreaming these feelings are for real especially the painful fire
I never lived a sanctified life, I never thought I would set foot on this unholy ground.

I'm not worried about myself, I just wish I could help the others I hear
Cries, screams, moans, and groans, they sound as if they are in so much pain
My advice to anyone live your life of the straight and narrow, no one needs this kind of pain
Having your soul bound for here, my friend, you have nothing to gain.



------
Lanaia Lee


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