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The Way You Used To Be

The way America used to be.

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Comment from JudyE
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I'm sure many of your countrymen would agree with your views. Corruption in governments and bureaucracies seems to be on the increase throughout the world, not just in the USA. It's hard to know what the future holds. Thought your poem had a rhythmic flow which made it easy on the ear. Thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 26-Jun-2019

Comment from Jeffrey L. Michaux
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What has happened to us? We're the ones that have allowed this and need to try to do something about it before it's to late. Is it to late already? You've summed up what's happening shining the light on it. I like this and enjoyed reading this well written offering. Well done!

 Comment Written 19-May-2019

Comment from victor 66
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I think your poem has many points and goes in different directions, Meaning, I can't tell if your right wing or left. But that's ok, we still live in a free country as chaotic as it might seem. I believe our country has survived many hard times. From our revolution from England, the Civil War, World War I, Prohibition, the Depression, World War II, McCarthyism and Vietnam. I'm sure I left out some other negative events, however... here we are again, a country divided. But I'm NOT giving up on her. I wish you well.

 Comment Written 19-May-2019

Comment from Ms. Snyder
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Ron,
Of course this is a six for ME! Why could it not BE? You see... I know who you ARE: and by FAR as the marine!!! You should be UPSET! and I know we've LET - you as a serviceman - down. This country once it was the best it could ever BE. Been tarnished as you've so eloquently stated and in MISERY! So in this reply and review I wanted to send ANEW special thoughts to tell you how much I appreciate YOU!!! Cheers, Fonda

 Comment Written 19-May-2019

Comment from Roxanna Andrews
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Christians have been hated since Christ left this earth, and sadly today there are more martyred then ever in history. It is sad to see the US in the state it is in. You wonder how can people be so blind. But that is satans job. I'm glad you pray for her as she needs it desperately. Only God can heal this land. Well done sir. Rox

 Comment Written 19-May-2019

Comment from WalkerMan
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First, thank you for your own service to protect and preserve all this country we love stands (or, at least, stood) for.

Yes, I agree that much has changed for the worse, as a far leftist ideology has, after decades of slow infiltration, managed, with the aid of the corrupt "major" media, to capture the minds of enough of the population to get many leftist ideologues into both our Congress and key judiciary positions. Now, we have narrowly thwarted a government-wide coup attempt to reverse the legitimate results of the last election; and it remains to be seen whether any of the ringleaders actually face any meaningful consequences for acts that truly are nothing less than treason.

I read your other reviews, and am glad to see the support your are receiving, as there are some here that are on the wrong side of this issue, including a vocal few who don't even live in our country (probably because they never see any news not controlled by the global cabal determined to destroy our freedom). Fortunately, as a professional researcher, I have access to several trustworthy sources telling the truth about it all.

Your poem itself has an effective abcb rhyme scheme and reads smoothly. Your references to the many key aspects of our culture now under attack are accurate. You enhance the impact both by personifying America in direct address, and by repeating the "Oh America you're beautiful" line. Superb, and aptly illustrated.

Please accept a Virtual Six, as my allotment for this week is long gone.

 Comment Written 18-May-2019

Comment from l.raven
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Hi StoryMan, it is truly sad what the world has come to...
and most out of greed...I wish we could go back in time...
when God was had a stronger hold on the world...your poem is very well written...and your picture speaks for itself...love Linda xxoo

 Comment Written 18-May-2019

Comment from misscookie
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Looking at the flag give me a difference feeling as years go
Ye,s we went through harsh hater of other people skin, job market was low but every try to maintain what happen American things aren't the same
Thank you fro telling it like it is
Cookie

 Comment Written 18-May-2019

Comment from john mallahan
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In many ways, just wish the Republican party; and don't get me wrong, I try at all cost to be non-partisan, would just agree to getting anything done. How can we ever return to the way that was? It's a great vision, but as far as I'm concerned, as long as "social media" exits, we are all doomed. My kids live in that era. I, have chosen not too. Thanks, for your reminders, however, have never found sustenance in organized religion. Do I have a personal god? You bet! It's the one that leads me onward...

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 Comment Written 18-May-2019

Comment from royowen
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America is not the only place that has fallen to the lust and greed of man, remember any nation is comprised of people not gods, if we are Christian at the end of days but iit's not confined to the one land, it's a nation within itself, God's nation, be proud of that. My country is the same as yours, but the world is my journey to gather others. Beautifully written rhyming verse in abcb and articulate expression, well done, blessings, Roy

 Comment Written 18-May-2019