Babatunde Aremu

God's Own Country

There was a country
Popularly known as God's country
It's not located in the celestial
It's established in the terrestial
It's a reincarnated garden of Eden
Ordained to be a paradise here
A replica of kingdom of God
Truly the land was Godly
Full of good virtues, love, wisdom,
Knowledge, joy and kindness
In science, astronomy, arts, philosophy
She towered above other countries
Her glory was envied by others
Her people were revered by all

But suddenly, the forbidden fruit was tasted
A once great land was descreated
Vices began to emit into atmosphere
God was put aside at schools and public
Once a prayerful country becomes prayerless
God's ark was completely removed from public glare
The ancient landmarks were thrown down
Now her streets are awashed with guns, gays, homosexuals
Unnatural use of man is celebrated atop
Her youths are engrossed in vices
What a sudden turn around?
Let them know that their fore fathers are crying
Saying: return to the days of old
When God truly owns the country

Submitted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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Comments about this poem (God's Own Country by Babatunde Aremu )

  • Gold Star - 10,508 Points * Sunprincess * (12/10/2013 7:50:00 AM)

    I could be wrong but seems like you are speaking of America....very nice write.. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,685 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (11/26/2013 5:48:00 AM)

    Let them know that their fore fathers are crying
    Saying: return to the days of old
    When God truly owns the country Thought provoking, though the evolution is the norm of life..Nice to read.. (Report) Reply

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