Upbeat at the Gate

Were I to stand before the door, I would smile, and step boldly through.

Hell could scarcely be worse than life on earth: the cruelty that we inflict upon others seems infinite.


2 Responses to Upbeat at the Gate

  1. Travis says:

    Oscar Wilde said nearly the same thing in his prose poem The House of Judgement: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Poems_in_Prose:_The_House_of_Judgement

  2. scaro says:

    In the book of Genesis, Satan was slandered: Man requires no demonic prodding to turn paradise into a charnel house.

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