Barred Window, Hell's Kitchen by RC deWinter
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© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

Twenty-One Lines on Hell

Let me disabuse you
of your notions of hell:
there is no devil
there are no flames;
nor are there throngs of tortured souls,
crying in despair at being deprived
of seeing the face of God
wreathed in celestial clouds.

Hell is a dank ashen room,
completely silent
but for the splash of your own tears
on an empty table,
barred windows promising
a life of beauty, love and joy.
But alas, there is no doorway.
You can look but never own it.

That, my friends, is hell.
I have no fear of death.
I have no fear of hell.
For I inhabit death in life
and hell is here on earth.

© 2013 RC deWinter

Digital oils from an original photograph shot
in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC, May 19 2013.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, VP5 Oils over VP5
Gothic Oils

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bars, brick, building, city, decay, dilapidated, hells kitchen, manhattan, new york, nyc, pipes, urban, wall, window

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