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What's Happened to America???
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By James Pemberton
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What's Happened to America?


There was a time in America, when the Bible

was taught in the schools.

The ten commandments were displayed, as “God’s set of rules.”


There was a time in America, where the

cross could be displayed.

Even in public places, people came together and prayed.


There was a time in America,

 there was no “church and state” separation.

As people all across this country asked God to help this nation.


There was a time in America, where

people knew right from wrong.

You could see it in the way they lived, and could here it in their song.


There was a time in America where one

 was proud to be a Christian.

One could take stand for holiness,

without coming under “suspicion.”


There was a time in America, when

mom and dad were together…

Now, any kind of a commitment to marriage seems lost forever


There was a time in America, where many were proud of  “tradition.”

There seems to be a lack of any kind of “spiritual nutrition.”


There was a time in America, where so many could proudly say;

“I’m going to read the bible and go to church on Sunday.”


This is the time for America, to wake

 up and try to understand.

We need to seek God right now!  All over this land!


This is the time for America, to listen and begin to hear…

The coming of our Lord is drawing ever so near!


NOW is the time to seek the Lord, while he may be found!

The word of God needs to be read in every city and town!


Won’t you too seek God and listen to his voice today?

Simply give him your heart and life…  This could be YOUR day!


By Jim Pemberton   2015

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Submitted: Saturday, February 7, 2015

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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