Not so long ago.
I overheard a child say
“Dad, where did America go?”
I sat there thinking back in time
As teardrops filled my eyes.
A million thoughts raced through my mind
And I heard the dad reply.
“Well, son, it wasn’t very long ago
That America was grand!
Good seeds were all we had to sow
And love filled up this land.
But somewhere in the days and years
Good and evil went to war.
And as we all faced many fears
America was shaken to her core.
If you stood for what was right
The price was high to pay.
It seemed that people lost their sight
And many fell along the way.
This great land that we once knew
Has lost her grit and brawn.
She’s been silenced for me and you
So, son, that’s where America’s gone.
But if we during these hard times pray
To regain the strength we lack
God will bless us once again
And America will be back.”
~Ruth McDonald Mair~