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The Sins Of Our Fathers

The sins of our fathers cast such long and unremorseful shadows
   Leaving in its quake such a painful sting as only God would know.
With tangled webs that reach to the bowels of hell.
   Manipulating lies destructive words which only a father could tell.
Knowing full well how the vicious lies will be cast downward in a spiraling effect.
   To rob our children of any pride and leave them as societies social rejects.
With no recourse but to follow in fathers misguided and devious ways.
   With unknowing and uncaring reasoning they go forth longing for better days.
So where is the justice for the generation that draws the short end of the stick.
   All to suffer for the mistakes of being sired by a father who was morally sick.
Once in a great while you might luck out and see one escape such a horrible fate.
   Most often as not the majority wind up like dad filled with anger and hate.
If the Lord ever places in your path one of these castaways of life.
    Maybe you can be the one to help free it from all its anguish and strife.
Break the vicious cycle of torment and pain.
   Teach them of our Savior, Jesus, and that not every dark cloud contains rain.
Tell them how Jesus died so they know about the cleansing power of His blood.
   And how God with one gentle breath could tame the waters of a mighty raging 
And how we can repent of our sins and even the sins of our fathers and still be 
   Seek Jesus and ask for forgiveness with a humble and sincere heart, then our 
sins we confess of, He so graciously waived. 

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  1. Date: 3/12/2009 5:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on this heartfelt write being featured this week. Peace Fathima

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 11:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your strong powerful featured write! Laura :)

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 10:23:00 AM
    Wow! That is truly a mouthful! I think it would awesome to hear more politicians and celebrities talk like this since we have allowed them to be the "gods" of this world. Powerful poem!

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 9:19:00 AM
    Congratulations Ron on your excellent poem being featured this week. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 8:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Ron. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 7:25:00 AM
    Congratulations Ron, on "The Sins Of Our Fathers" , a wonderful spiritual write, being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 3:47:00 PM
    Very well written and a fine selection of the week here at PoetrySoup! Congratulations, Ronald!

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 2:37:00 PM
    Ronald: To finish. The generational curses, and the blessings come down through many generations. Somewhere in your line, your ancestors lived God pleasing lives. When you do that, you bless your offspring for many generations to come. Don't just live for yourself, or today!! Your current situation did not decide your entire fate! OK, there is hope. So keep doing that, and change yourself. If I can do more I have a tape that I played after visiting my Great G. graves. Paula Larson

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 2:25:00 PM
    Ronold ~ It is rare that you addressed this. But do you know, this theme is the one that actually keeps us bound, when we do NOT confess the sins of our Fathers. They left us with good apptitude resources, or not, but yet it is until you actually confess this that the adversary has a claim to our priorities. Isn't that justifiable. For examples: Solomon sinfull indeed, but he had a generational blessing from his Father, David. It runs this gamut throughout Scripture. Thanks, Paula

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 1:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on this heartfelt write being featured this week, Ron. Execellent message! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 10:53:00 AM
    Ronald - Congratulations on your poem being featured this week! Very well deserved. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 6:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 6:13:00 AM
    Congrats on your feature this week Ronald! :) Amy