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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The USA (01/08/09)

TITLE: Once Lovely USA
By Cherry Bieber
01/14/09


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“America The Beautiful,” Why must you change your song?
What is wrong you now call right; the right you now call wrong.

Your beauty once a foundation of godly hope and truth;
Now for lust of pleasure you despise the Love of your youth.

America! America! So blind to what will come!
In your circus atmosphere you cannot hear the drum.

Storm clouds gather, thunder rolls, you play a foolish game!
Standing tall and proud you boast, rejoicing in your fame.

Look out! Look out! The enemy! Insatiable and dark!
Keep chasing entertainment and you’ll miss the crucial mark.

Your unborn murdered cry aloud into the Father’s ears.
His Word proclaims He will repay those who robbed their years.

Your little children weep in pain, abused and left alone.
America! America! How much will you condone?

Parents standing strong in faith, their children lovingly guide.
In fear of prosecution for loving chastisement now must hide.

Silver screens across your land display gross abomination.
Many mighty drink the wealth of perversion and inflation.

The precipice on which you stand reveals your deadly fate!
Awaken now! Repent and pray before it is too late!

America, America, once our lovely USA.
It seems you feel no shame for what you are today.

Weep and howl, inhabitants, return to God on high,
That He will find you pure when you see Him in the sky!



KJV - Isaiah 5:20 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; That put darkness for light, and light for darkness; That put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

KJV - Joel 2:1 “Blow ye the trumpet in Zion and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: For the day of the Lord cometh, for it is night at hand…”

KJV - Joel 2:12-13 “Therefore also now, saith the Lord, Turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: and rent your heart, and not your garments, and return unto the Lord your God: For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repents Him of the evil.”

KJV – Revelation 2:7 “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.”


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Jan Ackerson 01/15/09
Good poetic skills--rhyme and meter spot on.
Marilyn Schnepp 01/16/09
Your poetic words about the Once Lovely USA are sad...but true.

What once upon a time began as a Nation Under God, has now turned it's back on "the One Who stood beside her and guided her through the night with a light from above." Nicely done, and although it breaks the hearts of Americans to read about it...it's all true. Thanks for telling it like it is, and sharing it with us.
Charla Diehl 01/16/09
The flow of this poem is excellent; the point is well made; and I pray that Christians everywhere will each do their part in standing up for God. Thanks.
Beth LaBuff 01/20/09
Beautiful poetic language and wonderful skill displayed!