This week Eagle Rising is exhibiting the anti-abortion, pro-life poetry of one of our readers – Mr. L.B. Strawn.
WOES ON EV’RY HAND
I climbed to the top of the mountain
And looked at the troubled land.
From the east to the westward fountain,
There were woes on ev’ry hand.
From Canada to the gulf and old Mexico,
To Alaska as well as Hawaii’s isles,
The ills were seen to continue and grow,
And amidst the problems were Satan’s wiles.
He was beguiling most people with fun.
“Grab all the gusto each day as you woo it.
Have sex, do drugs till the day is done.
If it feels good, go ahead and do it..”
Yet others, he was beguiling with hate.
“Kill–destroy with arson and gun.
At ev’ry opportunity do it–don’t wait.
This, too, is a form of having fun.”
To take a life, to show you’re the tops.
It’s such a blast to kill and kill.
Don’t worry about the stupid cops.”
I could tell this was all so appealing
To many of the young and to many of the old.
The family values he was stealing
In a scene too sad to behold.
So many babies were being aborted,
The action declared as a “God given right”.
But God’s word is being distorted—
Thus, the surgical carts were a gruesome sight.
Their little backs and legs and thighs,
Their tiny arms and necks and heads,
Pieces mingled with brains and eyes;
Not as children lying on their beds.
The adults were teaching and luring the young
Into sex and drugs and prostitution.
These sinful lusts from Satan have sprung
And, it’s ripping apart our constitution.
The carnage brought anguish, along with fears
That, soon our nation might cease to be.
My heart felt an ache, my eyes filled with tears;
These things were just part of all I could see.
I wondered how God had patience to condone
All of this evil brought by Satan’s wiles,
Remembering the destruction to Sodom, He’d done
For their pernicious and different life styles.
He has destroyed many Godless nations !!
His power is far greater than ours.
He uses many natural situations
To prove His majestic and awesome powers.
One situation He’s using seems to be AIDS
In an effort to persuade evil man
Away from his immoral escapades
And back to salvation’s simple plan.
But, man is too wise in his own conceits
And may not heed the lesson given.
Most likely he’ll listen to Satan’s deceits
And ignore the lighted pathway to heaven.
How sad was I as I slowly descended
Into the depths of chaos and death,
For, as a mortal, I’m not yet ascended
So I must live by a mortal’s breath.
While on the peak I had cried, “How long?”
“How long, oh Lord, must this carnage go on?”
Yet, I knew through His word that I must be strong
And live among sin till He calls me home.
By L. B. Strawn
January 19 and February 28, 1993
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