The Old Paths

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Mon, 03 Jan 2011 00:44:09 +0000

eowyn2

This is achingly nostalgic and infinitely sad….

H/t beloved fellow FS.

~Eowyn

I wish the old paths were before us instead of behind us.

THE OLD PATHS

I liked the old paths, when
Moms were at home;
Dads were at work;
Brothers went into the army;
And sisters got married BEFORE having children.

Crime did not pay;
Hard work did;
And people knew the difference.

Moms could cook;
Dads would work;
Children would behave.

Husbands were loving;
Wives were supportive;
And children were polite.

Women wore the jewelry;
And Men wore the pants.

Women looked like ladies;
Men looked like gentlemen;
And children looked decent.

People loved the truth,
And hated a lie.

They came to church to get IN,
Not to get OUT!

Hymns sounded Godly;
Sermons sounded helpful;
Rejoicing sounded normal;
And crying sounded sincere.

Cursing was wicked;
Drugs were for illness.

The flag was honored;
America was beautiful;
And God was welcome.

We read the Bible in public;
Prayed in school;
And preached from house to house.

To be called an American was worth dying for;
To be called an American was worth living for;
To be called a traitor was a shame.

I still like the old paths the best….

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