What A Foolish Nation

What A Foolish Nation

Who would have thought a few years back

That life would be such a maddening pace?

That we 'd always be hurrying ,always behind,

And lose sight of God in this senseless race.


What have we accomplished ?Moral degradation.

We've lost sight of God ,we've taken His Right.

We've cast him aside,dare not speak His Name.

Can't teach the children of His Power and Might.


He can't be in the laws that He brought about,

He's forbidden in all things though it is His Land

Why can't man see and why can't he believe

That God should be first? I just can't understand.


You've broken His laws and made up your own.

Oh, foolish nation, the time comes when you will pay.

The babes are in Heaven who never got to live,

And unnatural love is like a badge they display.


We kill our neighbors and we hate our brothers,

But God has always known from the very start

That man's life is sinful but those who are willing

Can find Peace and Love with Jesus in their heart!



Clara Kish
1-15-05



I wrote this a few years ago and things have

not improved any, it is getting worse all of the

time.When they stand before God on Judgment

Day what can the rulers of this country say

when God reads from the book of life of their

deeds while here on earth. They won't be

able to make excuses and try to lie because

The Lord will already know what their life was

here on earth. No excuses,and no tears will

be able to save us when we stand before God

that Day!Think about it!

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SoundNFury 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I respect your right to free expression and to write poetry espousing any viewpoint you wish. However, I am glad that we do not live in a theocracy, which is what the poem seems to want for the nation. We have a separation of church and state, thankfully.


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Caleb DRC 3 years ago

Another home run, Clara. Christ will be ruling all nations relatively soon, and then He will be back in the schools, courts, and everywhere else.


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whittwrites 3 years ago from the Philly area

I respectively want to tell Sound N Fury that there is no separation of church and state because like it or not God is still in control of everything. One day you will find that out when you stand before Jesus


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jonnycomelately 3 years ago from Tasmania

whittwrites, one day you will pass away.... you will know nothing..... there is nothing waiting for you there.

Put all your effort into improving this planet in preparation for other generations of people and all living things to enjoy it.

Work hard to be environmentally friendly in your actions. Encourage science and technology, so that you and I and everyone can leave a very small footprint.

This way you will really contribute something of value to the world.

That "god" you dream of is just that.... a dream.


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jonnycomelately 3 years ago from Tasmania

I can understand Clara's feelings, her deeper convictions and beliefs. I would not try to change what she believes, that is her right and her choice.

However, personally I see such beliefs as self-delusion. Nothing less.


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello SoundN Fury,

Thank you for your comment ,although I do not agree with you that is your right to feel the way you do. When God was still allowed in the schools things were completely different than they are now. They said the Lord's Prayer to start the day and the children were different back then, they mostly all paid attention and did what they were told to do . Many of them had been taught about God at home ,and the Golden Rule and no would would have ever believed there would come a day when God was out and Satan was in, now anything goes and you don't dare punish a child for wrong doing. Now we have murder , drugs , etc. in school and the teachers are powerless to do anything about it , The teachers are not even safe in some of the schools anymore .There was a chose between God and the devil in schools and the devil won out this time but is not over with ,God will win in the end.


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Caleb,

Good to hear from you, it's good to know that you are on God's side, I would hate to think I was on the devil's side, he is the one who has caused so much trouble worldwide. Of course , if you don't believe in God you wouldn't believe in the devil either. I put these poems on here to try to draw people to Jesus.If there wasn't a God I wouldn't be awakened in the middle of the night to write. God gives me the ideas and I write them down and try to send them to people who are willing to listen ,that is their chose. Someday they will find out God is real but it may be too late for them at that time.Thanks, Caleb, for your comment.Clara


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Whittwrites, Thank you for your comment. I am afraid there are going to be many people who will be sadly surprised when they find out there is a God and we can be with Him when we pass away,but it will be too late for them,they have missed their last chance their Eternity will be with Satan in his abode down below. Satan and his demons, what a future that will be.Clara


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

jonnycomelately,

Thank you for your comments. That is not why I am on here though, I am trying to get people to realize that there is a God and there is a Heaven . Just because you can't see Him or Heaven doesn't mean they are not there. I don't see The Lord when He gives me ideas at night,mostly , for poems but I know He is there. There will be a Judgment Day and we will have to , No not stand because the unbelievers will be be on their knees and the Bible says crying for the rocks and mountains to hide them.Too late for them ,they remember all of the times God had send someone to witness to them but they refused to accept Him . No more invitations now ,it's too late forever.


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whittwrites 3 years ago from the Philly area

Clara, keep on giving the Word. I like your comment about waking up in the middle of the night when you hear God prodding you to write. I too believe there are time when God, calls to me not in a voice, but in a whisper and tell me to write. I also worked in a school and saw first hand what happens when God is no longer allowed. I saw teachers concerned about the violent behavior of 2nd and 3rd graders and it continues to get worse the farther God is pushed away.


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

whittwrites, Thank you for your comment. I plan on being on here as long as God keeps giving me poems but like I have said before I have many more I have had for years and more to edit . I have enough to keep me busy as long as I am able to do it.That is how I hear God , I wrote the poem about the young people and their heathen ways but I wrote that quite a few years ago ,I did not have a computer then and I just laid the poem aside . a few times I would see it when I was going

through my books but I just never felt it was the time, I was not on a web then either. Last week in the middle of the night the "Heathen , " came to me and I knew it was time to put it on.I get my ideas in the night mostly and if I don't work on them then by morning I have no idea what it was even about . So , when it comes to me I start writing then.They put God out and let Satan in and look what we have now.


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jonnycomelately 3 years ago from Tasmania

So, Clara, are you saying that this version of religion, and your own version of "God," and the visions/voices/poems that come through your mind, are infallible?

Are you saying that your understanding of the bible, and your understanding of christianity, are the only remedies for what you see wrong with our world? -- to the exclusion of all others?

Do you regard all other religions, all other faiths, all other versions of "truth" as being inferior to your version?


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jonnycomelately 3 years ago from Tasmania

I am about to "unfollow" your hub here, because it will turn out to be a pointless and unnecessary argument. I have better things to do in life, however please don't think you have won any argument with me. I would just like to point out that what you have written about those poems, etc., is not a message from "god." It's more likely to be ego..... please go look in a mirror, look yourself fully in the face and say what you think "god" is saying to you.

That is all. You make the judgment, I am not qualified to do so.


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Caleb DRC 3 years ago

Come on Jonnycomelately; you're not afraid of a little debate are you? What is "pointless and unnecessary"? Your eternal salvation? Or opening our eyes to our egotistical delusion. Either way you look at it, how could it be pointless and unnecessary?


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Caleb DRC 3 years ago

@ jonnycomelately:

Clara's version of religion, God, and her thoughts can be considered infallible if they can all be validated with Scripture. All of us are fallible, Jonny, including you, me, and Clara; however, Scripture makes one's opinion infallible if it confirms that opinion.

No, she is not saying that her understanding of the Bible and Christianity are the only remedies for the world; she is saying that adherence to the Bible is the only remedy to the world.

No she is not saying that all other religions, faiths and versions of truth are "inferior" to her version; she is saying that they are not even relevant. To say they are inferior is like saying a rock is an inferior life form to a human. They can't even be compared. There are not versions to Truth; there is only one Truth. How can there be versions to Truth?

Of course, Jonny, I can't speak for Clara, but I'm taking a wild guess and predicting this is what she would say. If I'm wrong . . . well, I guess we now have an example of a fallible opinion, huh?


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Amanda0912 3 years ago from Nashville

Hi Clara! I love your poem and often feel the same way about our nation. Thank you for sharing.


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Jonnycomelately,

I am not on here to debate with anyone, I am just trying to deliver a message to be ready when Jesus returns. What anyone does with this message is up to the person reading it . I have done my part putting it on here. Clara


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Caleb,

Thank you so much for your comments to jonnycomelately , you expressed it so much better than I could have . I would not want to debate anyone about God , I believe God's Word is Truth and I see no reason to carry on a conversation with an unbeliever who does not want to hear God's plan of Salvation , maybe someday he will change his mind but not at the present. I appreciate you, Friend Caleb


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Amanda,

Thank you for your comment . What is it going to take to make men believe what is really happening in the world today?Are they so blind that they cannot see the signs everywhere ? If they would read the Bible they would find out the things that we will be going through here on earth. It has been written for us for so many years yet so many will not believe it yet. Only God can save them ,but people do not believe in Him anymore. If they wait till Jesus returns it will be too late then.Clara


Tessie Payne 3 years ago

WHAT A FOOLISH NATION-Great message, my dear Friend. It is worse now than when you wrote the nice poem. The Bible teaches it will wax worse and worse and I have seen it getting worse during my life. Unnatual affection, spoken against in Gods word has come out of

the closet and now men want to marry men and women marry men and God did not make our anatomy that way! God said be fruitful and multiply and how can two of the same sex bring forth children? We

deal with more and more Abortion, which I feel is murder of the innocent babies. Our President has approved all this bad behavior. This is a great message in this poem. Tessie


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hi Tessie . glad to hear from you on here . I see where there are 2 poems from a guest user so I guess they are probably both from you . I wish you could join Hub Pages but I know you have your hands full right now. I put a poem on ,"God's Anger Is Rising", and we will see how much belong too long ,I think .Abortion, same sex marriages and all of the things that would make Him angry and our President goes along with it all. You see where that will end up .Just read that poem, it should be the first one on the page, talk to you later ,Love ,cherry


Tessie Payne 3 years ago

TRYING AGAIN FIRST POST WAS NOT PRINTED CORRECTLY

I believe the babies who did not get to live in this Poem are those

killed by Abortion and I believe this is murder of the most innocent people of all. I believe the unnatural affection is speaking to the homosexual people who have come out of the closet wanting the law of our America changed so MEN can marry MEN and WOMEN can marry WOMEN. This causes unnatural sex acts. God forbids this! Our

President approves! America slipping away from God! Tessie


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Caleb DRC 3 years ago

Every point you made is right on target, Tessie. I'll add that God will judge this nation accordingly.


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

This came through all right this time,Tessie, and yes, our President approves but he approves of a lot of things that God doesn't. We have to wonder how much more God will put up with ! I think I had better get off of this subject. God knows what is going on and He will stop it in His time,just think of what has been done to God's country and to His Laws.

You know there will be a reckoning day.Thank God for that!love you ,Cherry


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Caleb,Thank you for answering my friends comment on here. Yes, God will judge this country and the rulers who have made such sinful laws,The ones who have cast all of God's Laws aside will surely pay for it There will come a time when they will need God's Mercy but they will have to pay for every little baby that they have killed beside all of the other laws that they have passed , that God called Sin.Woe unto them then! Clara

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