Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Win A Publishing Package HERE            

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Great Expectations (not about the book) (08/25/11)

TITLE: Americaís Hell
By Linda Goergen
08/31/11


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

Sometimes it seems
Americaís hell
could almost rival Godís
in a world
where we burn
not from brimstoneís flame
but from the anger
of freedoms thrown away
and childrenís stolen futures

We thirst
for logic and reason
but not one drop is given
to satisfy a longing soul
instead we are given
steady sips
of politically correct
poison
and putrid
political promises

While worldly worms
eat and gnaw away
at the Bible
consuming more
and more
and ever seeking more
scripture
they deem
as hate
literature

We are daily
and increasingly
tormented
by the stench
of absence
gasping - ever gasping
for remnants
of Godís unaltered
reviving
truths

And a torturous
eternity
seems to be played out
in every breath
and absurd law
and ungodly action
that mocks
our childhood
expectations
that were so great
as we stood
hand on heart
pledging allegiance
to the flag
that used to be
the symbol
of one nation
under
God


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Accept Jesus as Your Lord and Savior Right Now - CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 387 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Noel Mitaxa 09/05/11
This is bleak material, and I'm not sure as an Aussie how appropriate it is for me to comment. However, I feel that though changes are cutting a swathe through your culture and ours, we are entering an exciting time for all writers. For our writing stretches beyond our personal conversations and into the hearts and minds of people we may never see this side of eternity.
God is not a prisoner of any culture, nor trapped in any changes, and we need to let people know.
marcella franseen 09/07/11
I remember holding my hand over my heart as I recited the pledge of allegiance in my school room. As a young girl I thought America was the best place in the world. I still feel very blessed to live here, but I now grieve for this country as much as I love her. A sober and well written poem.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/08/11
Wow this is powerful. I can relate in so many ways. It scares me where our country is heading. I even told my son the other day it feels that we are slipping away from a democracy. There are still many awesome things about the USA but if we don't take heed of your message the future may indeed be very bleak indeed.
Edmond Ng 09/08/11
Much truth and very sad. I believe many of us can understand and feel the sentiments written in your poem very well. A piece well written and expressed.