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The Promised Land

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The Promised Land



No matter the country you were born in We're all inhabitants of earth Maybe ashamed to admit it sometimes Our much treasured place of birth Since time began, we've fought each other For what, I haven't a clue Just look around at the beauty you see An astounding vista we view Is there something this old guy is missing Am I alone in my love of living Am I a lonely voice in the wilderness This land is so forgiving We abuse it and misuse it every damn day This God given paradise we share Disgusting behaviour is being exhibited Destroying our planet without care Certainly not fair for us peace loving souls Our cries for love go unheeded But we surely shouldn't give up the fight Some common decency is needed Maybe before this old guy's day is done Paradise will finally be at hand When all good people of our dear planet earth Will as one reach the promised land! © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 9/9/2013 12:21:00 PM

    Jack....I'm astounded by this write...When...when will we reach the Promised Land??? Sooner than we anticipate...We are living in the last days, my dear...He will make all things new...our friendship will go on forever...Amen....Beautiful write....Hugs...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 9/9/2013 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lived a long time and this is how I've always felt. Long been a believer in the common decency of man. That when we reach the edge of the cliff, we always make the necessary changes to avoid the ultimate catastrophe.... call me a dreamer, perhaps you're right! We can only hope I'm am! Love from the far side of the earth but in my heart, I'm right beside you... Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 8:01:00 AM

    I couldn't agree more. Humanity will be the cause of our own rushed demise if this continues.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 9/9/2013 10:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Maybe we'll see the light before that! We can only hope... cheers my friend!
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 7:43:00 AM

    Dragon thinks he's reached the promise land already...He got a pair of new running sneakers yesterday, just like mine... Then he cut out the front so his claws (OK Dragon! TOE NAILS... Don't get in a huff)... will stick out... He then painted his TOE NAILS to match the shoes... He wants to be stylish when he runs after me... LOL... Love that Silly Dragon! He's a hoot! ME? making fun of YOU again?... Never... LOL... Gotta run... He wants to try out his new sneakers... and show off his new look!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 9/9/2013 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    More giggles from Mrs. Carol! I guess Mike has to compete for your attention eh? LOL Big hugs, Jacko xoxox
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 7:00:00 AM

    Aw..so beautiful this is...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 9/9/2013 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Charmaine... love, Jack xoxox