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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Outlandish (05/19/11)

TITLE: A Tale of Lost Freedom
By Robert Johnson
05/26/11


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Sit right down and let me tell you a tale,
about a country once great and how it began to fail.

This country started out with great faith in one God,
at a time in the world when such freedom was odd.

They came from all over, on many ships and much prayer,
trusting in God to safely guide them there.

And they learned the hard way, that freedom wasn’t free,
but forge them it did, into a nation of “we.”

“We the People…, United We Stand.., In God We Trust..,”
words we could live by, and defend them we must.

But something happened, something outlandish to us,
we got too comfortable and threw God under the bus.

We don’t want you, in schools or the square,
we don’t want you, right here or right there.

Faith is for the weak, in science we trust,
let us live for our pleasure, let us live for our lust.

So here we are, where do we go from right here?
Our blessings are fading, could our end be near?

Yet still we don’t see it, our blinders too tight,
our debt is so high, but still we avoid the light.

On Pelosi , on Biden, Obama and Reed,
on Boehner, McCain, spend more til we bleed.

Just give us more goodies, and forget about the cost,
it’s hard to get saved, when you don’t know you’re lost.


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Fern Brown05/27/11
So true. The world thinks Christians who think these thoughts are outlandish, because they have been blinded to God's truths. Thank you for this poem - it touched my heart.
Leola Ogle 05/27/11
My husband and I say all the time how heavy our hearts are for America. While our nation forgets God, many, many of her people don't. Christians still pray and believe for our nation. Thanks for your poignant reminder. God bless!
Linda Goergen05/28/11
Sadly, so much truth in this poem! And it is so hard seeing America being transformed into an ungodly nation, where God is pushed out instead of trusted in! If the people wake up and rise up and put some Godly leaders back in office and morals back in our laws and land, we are doomed.

Actually this poem is so true it just makes me want to weep!
Linda Goergen05/28/11
I meant to say - If the people DON'T wake up and rise up
Lisa Fowler05/28/11
Wow! Excellent. Expecially loved the last line. Great take on the topic. Thanks for writing.
Joe Moreland05/29/11
Good job...it reads like a Dr. Seuss for Christians. I enjoyed the pace and the message is, unfortunately, accurate.
Danielle King 05/31/11
Very timely and good take on topic. Loved the last line, 'It's hard to get saved if you don't know you're lost!'