And Hell Erupted On Earth – This Week’s Picture it & Write

Tourists crowded the space like a herd of cattle. I set up my easel and exposed my paints to the scene before me. Together we would create a masterpiece landscape. I raised the quivering tip of my paintbrush to the blank canvas but a tremor threw me out of my chair. My easel fell to the ground like a wounded animal, bleeding paint. Another tremor disturbed the ground. I suddenly registered that people were screaming. The rush of footsteps created a sinister murmur. This couldn’t be happening, I thought,the volcano is dormant. I was frozen to the spot. People bustled me to the side. Those who didn’t get up were trampled. The screaming halted for a moment. A deafening roar exploded from the picturesque landscape.

– Ermisenda Alvarez

And hell erupted on earth
rising up from the core

Spewing it’s vilest poison
lapping tongue of a whore 

Forked in demonic nature
ragged horns jutted forth

Ashes up from the pit
foul winds blowing them north

The screams all around me
were nothing to even compare

To the anguish I heard
crying for me to beware

As the multi-headed dragon
from within the lava arose

While there came a great wailing
as a mother in birth-pain throws

Beside it were a thousand demons
whose putrid stench filled the air 

 Vomited out of the pit
with Armageddon to declare

Then I woke up gagging
nostrils holding the smell

From that most frightening scene
of the world’s coming hell

“Dear God, dear God, dear God,”
I then began to pray

“Leave me not behind
to face that Judgement Day! 

But rather my dear God
this I beg of Thee

If You would only allow
that ‘chosen’ I would be!” 

Teresa Marie  1/28/12 ©


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24 thoughts on “And Hell Erupted On Earth – This Week’s Picture it & Write

  1. Haha, dark much this week, Terri? “a mother in birth-pain throes” I love this description for a volcano! I bet you could probably put the whole book of Revelation to rhyme if I gave you a day! 🙂 Another good job!

    1. Thanks Anne!! LOL, I don’t know, Revelations may take me a while 🙂 Mark thought that was pretty funny too. Be over to see yours probably tomorrow. hugs, Terri

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  2. Hey Terri! The first four stanzas were mind-blowing. Fantastic imagery! I wish I came up with those metaphors and descriptions. Awesome work again. Thanks for contributing to Picture it & write this week!

  3. Nice tension throughout drew me on as if I were watching a film.

    I do have an itsy bitsy question though…when you wrote:
    “But rather my dear God
    this I beg of hee”

    …am I in need of an explanation for the word “hee” or perhaps it’s just that a “T” ‘s gone missing and this word might just be “Thee”?

    1. LOL, thanks for pointing that out!! I don’t know how spell check missed that one – you are absolutely right though, it’s Thee. Glad that you enjoyed the poem. smiles, Terri

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    1. Thanks Lynn! my prayer for you as well!! I can’t imagine it, or I guess I just did, didn’t I 🙂 Don’t want to see it though. xoxo

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