I saw a movie the other day,
made back in fifty seven:
This was when I was very young,
not much more than eleven.
The setting was a New England town,
and It was considered obscene at the time.
A romantic story called Peyton Place -
with no profanity, no nudity, and little crime.
As I watched, I began to think:
"My God" how far we've gone,
from opinion then, to opinion now, -
Have our hearts turned into stone?
It has been a mere fifty years,
this sobering contrast with the past.
How swift our journey to the sewer:
Will God's judjment come as fast?
It seems we've lost all restraint,
nothing is condemned as taboo.
Was the hippie era such a shock
that no kind of filth seems askew?
Can we hope for that rare repentence,
as ancient Ninevah realized:
or, have we lost all sense of decency,
which resulted in Sodom's demise?
Jonah3:10 - "they turned from their wicked
ways, and the Lord spared Ninevah.
Genesis19:24 - the Lord rained fire