I hate being a Poet,

some days.

“Why me?” I wonder,

wallowing in self-pity.

But if I’m honest,

I have to admit to myself

that no other Profession

would have me.

I’m too ragged for the Respectable..

Too articulate to hang with Yobbos

and gob-smacked gits..

Too Strange for the Straight.


I have a ‘Good Heart’ of course,

but where does that get you?

The World is run by arseholes after all,

a ‘Good Heart’ will get you

exactly nowhere, except

maybe hanging from a lamp-post



“Wasn’t he a nice chap”, they’ll say,

as they walk past your swinging feet.


Now, if I sound bitter,

it’s because I am.




The Reverend Hellfire is a practised Performance Poet,

an Ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanists,

Event Organiser at the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity Inc.,

and an experienced contract cleaner

available at reasonable rates.

Cash Only.


~ by reverendhellfire on July 14, 2019.

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