The Day Is Fast Upon Us

     Though my muse has been on an extended hiatus, I have been able to occasionally scratch one out on my own. This is one that will require some interpretation on your part. I do hope it will give you pause to reflect on our societal positions.

     The weekend is here and I wish for you all a pleasant and peaceful time.


We'd better!

We’d better!

The Day Is Fast Upon Us

What can I say to convince you

that we are a dying breed?

We’ve given up our souls for goods

as our hearts filled up with greed.

Our faith is gone from school and law

and to the godless we now cede.

Yet, He told us of this coming day,

but, did His words we heed?

No, my friends, we listened not

for there was then, of course, no need.

We had the things that pleasured us

and chose the ‘golden calf’ indeed.


He spoke to us in parable

as in relation to the seed.

When strewn upon the good ground

it grows to gives us feed.

And how, when it falls upon stone and sand

produces naught but weed.

You see, our idols are now, but flesh and bone

and sputter a godless creed,

sitting there in their ivory tower

while we, their subjects, bleed.

I say to you now, “that they are false,

dethrone them with great speed!”

For the day is fast upon us

when the tide will not recede,

and we will cry to Him to help

but, He’ll not be there, to lead.

As we have pushed Him far away

by lawful act and deed!


Jack Downing

Aug. 2014

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to The Day Is Fast Upon Us

  1. Beth Ann says:

    I am pondering this one this morning and think I will need to come back to re read after my coffee kicks in. Very weighty stuff to think about this morning, Jake!

  2. Have two cups then… Our current “leaders” are listening to the vocal minority on so many issues and the lawyers don’t care about right or wrong, moral or immoral, all they want is the money regardless of what it does to the very fiber of our Constitution. Thanks for taking the time to read and respond Beth Ann. Have a super weekend.

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