The Train You Don't Want To Board

The Train was crammed from the front to the rear, the devil himself was the chief engineer. The plead for life I can almost hear on the Hell Bound Train.

There were men and women among the crowd, the high, the low, the meek and the proud. There were beautiful women and the handsomest men, who had gambled their souls for the price of sin.

There were rich men most wealthy among the crew, deacons, Church members, and ministers too. There were Elders on crutches and others on canes, all trapped within the Hell Bound Train.

There were men of all races, men of great names, men of sound knowledge and wisdom and fame. There were men of all creeds, the young and the old, who had gambled with satan for the price of their soul.

They were all in the aisles and packed in their seats, and tied with chains both hands and feet. The windows and all of the doors were chained, there was no escape from the Hell Bound Train.

Satan took his seat and the journey began, to Eternal Damnation, 'the result of sin'.

Now one of the prisoners among the crowd gathered the strength to say, "satan, what have we done that we deserve to be treated in such a way"? "What have we done", cried the others, "that we deserve to be punished by you"? "Well, I'll tell you", said the devil, "you did what I told you to. You've lived the way I told you to live and said all I told you to say; and unfortunately that is why your souls are lost today"!

"But satan, said one, you said I was too young to give up the pleasures of life, you said I should wait and when I got old I could give my heart to Christ. You told me, said the wealthy, that I was too rich and I didn't need Gods' grace, you said if I gave him all that I had then my wealth would go to waste".

"You told me", said the haughty, " that I was too proud to humble myself to Christ. You said I could do without him and I didn't need him in my life". "I lied said the devil and you were all fools to heed my words and obey. And indeed I've been most clever to have blinded you in this way."

"Why friends, you've been faithful; you endured to the end; you've labored hard in the ways of sin. You hardened your heart and closed your eyes and shut your ears to the Word of God!

"You've worshipped me, is this not true? So as faithful servants, I must pay you. You've finished your course, so I'll carry you through; after all dear servant, that's the least I can do." And then he laughed an awful laugh that made his body shake and threw his head back on his shoulders as tears of joy streamed down his face.

"But satan you told us much too plain that this would never be!" "Then you were fools", the devil sneered, "to put your trust in me!"

"And so I have deceived you and brought you this fate! At last you're waking up, but now IT'S TOO LATE!"

For when Christ desired to save your soul, you turned your back on him. And because you did, 'you cannot live', for death is the price of sin". But satan laughed and simply said, "Merciless Am I".

-----------------------------------To Be Continued------------------------------------------

This poem was written by: Anonymous

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blessedmommy 9 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma

Great hub, Wehzo!  Wonderful poem.  Thanks for making it available to us!

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Wehzo 8 years ago from Detroit, MI Author

Thank you, and you're welcome. 8 years ago

The train that went to hell it is best .But it is a part 3,4 to this so if any one fined it please contact me at

Wehzo 8 years ago

Thank you for visitiing I didn't know there was a part 3 & 4, I only have one, that I broke up into two. If I run across more to it I will post it.

Hell N0 7 years ago

There is no hell, you fail to see,

that what you teach is utter heresy.

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Wehzo 7 years ago from Detroit, MI Author

Thank you for your comment Hell No, though I must say, this is not a teaching. It is a poem that reflects an opinion. While I respect your opinion, I happen to be Christian who believe in the Bible, and it speaks of heaven and hell. I am in no way trying to impose my beliefs on anyone. I simply write what I believe.

A man/woman convinced against their will, is of the same opinion still.

Dan 7 years ago

But your oppinion is a curse to most of humanity. It is a sick doctrine and is not scripture. Go to

Wehzo 7 years ago

Thanks for commenting Dan, but I do not apologize for what I believe. If you have a particular belief you are welcome to share it. That would be better than telling people what you DON'T believe. Some people spend far too much time attacking others, rather than being an advocate for positive things. I hope you find what you are looking for.

Dan 7 years ago

Rom. 8:19-22

For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him Who has subjected the same in hope. Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now.

Philipians 2:10-11

at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Isaiah 26:9

When Thy JUDGMENTS are in the earth, the inhabitants of the WORLD WILL LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS. (that means everybody)

John 1:29

Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

John 4:42

. . . for we have heard Him ourselves and know that this is truly the Christ, the Savior of the world.

John 12:32

And, I, if I be lifted up out of the earth, will draw, all, unto myself.

Rom 5:18-19

For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One shall (the) many be made righteous.

Rom 11:26

And so all Israel shall be saved; as it is written, “There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.

Isa. 58:1

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Rom 11:31-32

For God has shut up all in unbelief, so that He might show mercy to all.

1 Cor. 3:15

If anyone’s work shall be burned up, he will forfeit it, yet he shall be saved, yet thus, as through fire

2 Cor 5:18-19

And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 whereas God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and putting the word of reconciliation in us.

Col 1:20

And, through him, fully to reconcile all things unto Him, making peace through the blood of His cross. . .

1 Tim 2:4

“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior: Who will (thelo) have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (Thelemo means desire)

1 Tim. 2:3-6

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus who gave Himself a ransom for ALL to be testified in due time.

1 Tim 4:10

For to this we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Preserver of all men, specially (first) of those who believe.

1 John 2:2

And, he, is, a propitiation, concerning our sins, --and, not concerning our own only, but, also concerning those of the whole world

1 John 4-14

And we have seen and testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

John 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him.

Acts 13:47-48

For this is what the Lord has commanded us: I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth. When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal (eionian) life believed.

Rom. 8:20-22

For the creature was made subject to vanity not willingly, but by reason of Him Who hath subjected the same in hope. Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain until now.

Rom 8:32

Surely, He Who spares not His own Son, but gives Him up for us all, how shall He not, together with Him, also, be graciously granting us all?

Habakkuk 214

For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the Waters cover the sea.

1 Tim. 1:15

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners

Isaiah 55:11

So shall My Word be that goes forth out of My Mouth, it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Ezekial 16:55

When your sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then you (Jerusalem) shall return to your former estate. (Sodom’s former estate was not in hell, was it?)

Is it too much to believe the real scriptures?

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Wehzo 7 years ago from Detroit, MI Author

Hi Dan, good to hear from you again, though I fail to understand your point in citing all these scripture. All I can say is if you are comfortable with yourself and what you believe what does it matter what someone else believe. The relationships you have with yourself and others is obviously enough. As I said before, I am not out to convince anyone of anything. I'm simply sharing what I believe the bible is saying, according to my understanding. If that offends you or anyone then I can assure you that is not my intent. But again, I do not apologize.

Be blessed

Hell N0 7 years ago

Perhaps I'm following a command of God to expose contradiction. And what contradiction would that be, that you poetically describe on the WWW? Well, ask yourself this:

How can all of the scriptures I cited above be true if there is such a place as what the churches call hell? Looks like a problem of interpretation and some translations that the church cannot understand. The word of God cannot coexist with such misunderstandings. And hell aint the word of God. The entire bible attests to the ultimate salvation of all mankind. Turn from this heressy.

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Wehzo 7 years ago from Detroit, MI Author

Hello Hell No, good to hear from you again. You say there is no hell? Well, the bible is full of scripture that refer to this place called hell. Here are just a few:

Deuteronomy 32:22; Job 26:6; Psalm 9:17; 55:15; Proverbs 9:18; Isaiah 5:14; Matthew 10:28; Mark 9:45; Luke 12:5; 2 Peter 2:4. There are many more. Hell is mentioned more times in the Bible than heaven. To say there is no such place is to believe in something 'other' than the Bible.

Dan 7 years ago

You can substitute the word hell for any word in your KJ and it still never means a place of eternal torment. Just because you don't understand the history of translation error does not mean that the doctrine of hell is scriptural. The fire of God is purification. Hell is a mistranslation and so is eternal. Turn from this heresy.

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Wehzo 7 years ago from Detroit, MI Author

Hello Dan,

I am not at all suggesting that hell is a place of eternal punishment. Hell, and all those held in it, will be thrown into the lake of fire as stated in Revelation 20:14. I appreciate the back and forth, but might I suggest you continue to look for 'credible' resources in your researching endeavors.

God bless

Dan 7 years ago

The spirit of Christ is very credible. That's why I believe in ultimate universal salvation. The only thing you're right about is that people will be thrown into the very real LOF. The fire of God's purification is quite hot.

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Wehzo 7 years ago from Detroit, MI Author

It is always good to find common ground. Knowing that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior is enough for me. We share that.

God Bless

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Carrie Bradshaw 7 years ago from Manhattan

Wehzo ~ I love how you handle these guys. I spent far too much time trying to convince them of their twisted interpretations. I totally support you and appreciate the prose. This is an awesome hub!! God bless you!!

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Wehzo 7 years ago from Detroit, MI Author

Hello Carrie Bradshaw, I appreciate your gracious comment, and I try to respond in a way that would not shame the one I serve (Jesus Christ).

God Bless

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Carrie Bradshaw 7 years ago from Manhattan

You fared better than I, my brother!

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Wehzo 7 years ago from Detroit, MI Author

Thank you Carrie, I do my best.

The Lavender32 6 years ago

Thank you so much for posting this. I hadn't heard this poem since I was a really young girl. It is a topic that is very much avoided in many churches today. I think it is very tragic. Thank God that He is giving you His grace to respond that shows nothing but unconditional love. Oh, btw, I had been looking for a film about hell that was put out some time in the 70's but I cannot remember the name of it..I also saw that when I was really young. I thought you might know since you have this classic poem. God bless you brother!

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Wehzo 6 years ago from Detroit, MI Author

Hi The Lavender32,

Sorry it took me so long to respond, I've haven't been on the hubs for awhile, because of my job schedule and I am finishing my second book. I'm afraid I don't know what film you are referring to, sorry. But thanks for your gracious comments.

God Bless.

R. Sadao 6 years ago


It was refreshing to see that ,"the children of darkness" are not "wiser than the children of light".

Your "gentle" retort demonstrates residency of Christ.

I am producing a local Church play (with some adaptations and re-writes) base on The Train That Went To Hell. Do you know the original author?

Again thanks for letting the power of God, and not the passion of the flesh guide you.


We will remember you in our prayers

R. Sadao

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Wehzo 6 years ago from Detroit, MI Author

Hi R. Sadao, thank you for your gracious comment and support. No, I don't know the author; I got the poem from a friend many years ago. I pray your success on your play.

God Bless

Tawana Shorts 2 years ago

I would like to make it known that I have the entire poem "The Train That Went To Hell" Please contact me at if you would like to have it. "God Bless"

Tee Shorts 2 years ago from Fort Mill, South Carolina

Just want to make known that I have the entire poem

"The Train That Went To Hell" If you like to have it, please contact me via e-mail on

May Jesus Continue to Bless You "Sis. Tee"

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Wehzo 2 years ago from Detroit, MI Author

Thank you Tee Shorts,

I will be contacting you for the entire poem.

God Bless You,

nikesha 2 years ago

hello I did this poem as a teenager and would love to do it again.. do you have the entire poem?

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Wehzo 2 years ago from Detroit, MI Author

Hello nikesha,

Unfortunately I don't have the whole poem. I, too, am trying to get it. Sorry. If you get it before I do please send it.


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