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ONCE UPON A TIME 

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, this nation gathered as one and fought the war of all wars to save our country...

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, our people were filled with an unrivaled, patriotic passion for freedom and a firm resolve to maintain justice and tranquility...

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, attitudes began to change and these same people began reaching out to a world they envisioned as an oyster, a cornucopia filled with all and free for their taking...

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, secure, comfortable and unafraid, they began electing to government office, those whom they believed would solicit, serve and maintain the American way...

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, these same people decided that their elected "servants" would be the "workers" who would relieve them from all their responsibilities...

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, these elected officials did serve but they slowly began seeing themselves as all-knowing and righteous...

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, the servants became the masters.  They saw themselves surrogates...and so, they began enacting laws, exempting themselves, becoming wealthy and powerful in the process...

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, our country and its people, free and sovereign had lived to the code, "One for all, and all for one"...now, they seemed to begin to think only of themselves...


ONCE UPON A TIME, being faced with adversity, while too sheepish to respond, these people rallied to the wrongful cry, "Why doesn't the government do something about it?"...

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, the government did do something.  It grew!  It shucked off its chains and fed an insatiable appetite...

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, the people still did not understand nor did they realize that their individual sovereignty was being bartered away by the new masters who were once their willing servants...

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, the people now began to rally to a new cause; one that slowly erupted onto the "me" generation...

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, few would remember that our country, a great ship and had a star to steer by, was floundering in rough seas ... and as its star became obscured, complacency, fear and indecision reigned.  Government waste, greed and the individual need for more power spawned the new voice of radical liberalism, which further promoted moral decay and permissiveness, all cleverly masked beneath the cloak of individual rights...

 

ONCE UPON A TIME, our nation, born of patriots, had begun to lose its place in the sun...

 

ONCE UPON A TIME,  now was now and then was then!  And as our eyes reveal that we have become a fearful gathering of complacent people whose sins shall commission us to reside among a gathering of terrible human debris!

 

 


Once Upon A Time

And such was then, but it is now
a transformation new:
with blood-stained hands our enemies
have created a day they'll rue!

And as they lurk within the shadows;

the Lord did bless the weak
to make all strong with a firm resolve
even while they weep.

Terrible deaths and so much grief

for everyone young and old
Terrible lessons beyond belief
lessons that tear at each soul.

And then a miracle of miracles

divinely touched them all
to prove beyond their wildest dreams
their God lives, after all!

And once upon a time... souls were whole again...

Once Upon A Time!

 

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~ This Land Is Your Land ~
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Writing and poem by Hector John Gaudreau.
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