This poem will make sense to those familiar with ‘The Odyssey’, the great epic poem of Classical Greece. Apologies to Homer..


Modern Family(Withdrawn)

This early draft has been withdrawn to be workshopped and substantially re-written. Check this space in December 2013 for the new poem 



The Reverend Hellfire is a practising Performance Poet and an ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanists AND the Church of the Universe.

Strangely, he’s never so serious as when he’s joking.



~ by reverendhellfire on July 8, 2012.

4 Responses to “MODERN FAMILY (Withdrawn)”

  1. I loved it! The Odyssey condensed to a short poem, and so correct!

  2. . . . brings to mind TV psychs. You know the type of show where they get poor dysfunctional families, usually half breeds just so the pain goes deeper, and some rich man or woman shouts at them for 20 minutes about how crap they are and how wonderful everyone else is. The audience oohs and aahs and claps when the poor guy who never went to school, or learned to read and never had a job but could make babies breaks down with tears all over his face and swears to god he’ll be a better man because he’s not worth his place on this earth. And the rich guy laughs and chalks up another victory for tax payers and their idea of civilisation.


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