Daniel Partlow

Rookie (1969 / St. Louis, MO > Westport, CT)

A Reminder From Abraham Lincoln - Poem by Daniel Partlow

A Reminder from Abraham Lincoln - From the speech made upon proclaiming a National Fast Day (30 March 1863)


We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven.
These many years, peace and prosperity from the hand of God, given.

We have grown in numbers, wealth and power; our lands are long and broad.
As no other nation, have we been blessed… but we have forgotten God.

We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace,
which enriched and strengthened us and made our number’s increase.

We have vainly imagined that all these blessings, in the deceitfulness of our heart,
were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own part

Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient
to feel the necessity of His grace which is redeeming, preserving, and beneficent

Too proud to pray to the God that made us!
Too proud to pray the words: 'Jesus, Save Us'

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A fitting reminder to people such as Barak Obama who stated 'the federal government is the only entity left with the resources to jolt our economy back to life. It is only government that can break the vicious cycle where lost jobs lead to people spending less money which leads to even more layoffs.'

A fitting reminder to the man behind the bill which would prevent any religious clubs from meeting on campuses that took money from the government - even schools founded by Christians and for Christians.

The 'audacity' of this Obamanation of Desolation is stunning.





(Rendered as poetry by DPartlow)


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 24, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 12, 2009


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