Poem: A Raging Storm’s Approaching

A Raging Storm’s Approaching

(Good Bye America) 

By Bill Lowe, Sterling

There’s a raging storm approaching;

the assault’s most everywhere.

In public places, we’ve been warned,

“Don’t talk to God in prayer.”

Library books on school shelves,

which tell of our belief and creed,

become literature unjustly titled,

“ones our children do not need.”

Unbelievers are attempting

to take our Ten Commandments away.

In government buildings it’s been said,

“They won’t be on display.”

God’s guidelines were to protect us;

He quoted them in His Word,

and I’d rather submit to His values,

than foreign ones I’ve heard.

When we salute our nation’s flag,

we pledge our allegiance “Under God”

but some would like these two words

placed before the firing squad.

Others find our pride offensive,

that we fly our Stars ‘n Stripes at all.

Please, unless you choose loyalty,

pack a bag, make a quick withdrawal.

Our faith is shown on our currency;

it’s not unsightly, nor is it unjust,

but some atheist’s poor judgment

wants to remove “In God We Trust.”

What happened to our love of God,

Christian freedoms we once shared?

Have we become completely disabled,

our sight permanently impaired?

We live in this wholesome land;

a country which God has truly blessed;

how low have we quietly sunk to,

how far in the pit have we regressed?

Yes, I see a raging storm approaching,

and it’s coming much too fast.

How long, thru His abundant grace,

will God allow this storm to last?

More in Life

Will Morrow (courtesy)
Let there be lights!

When I stopped in at one of our local stores, I didn’t cringe when I saw all the holiday decorations on display.

Cabbage, potatoes, salmon and an assortment of pantry staples make for a culinary challenge. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
On the strawberry patch: Take a culinary pop quiz

Get creative with what’s in your pantry

This undated John E. Thwaites photo, perhaps taken near Seward, shows the S.S. Dora grounded. (Alaska State Library photo collection)
Resilience of the Dora, part 3

Her long career had come to an end at last.

Nick Varney
Unhinged Alaska: Sometimes I wonder, who needs who

Dog whispers we are not. Suckers for unconditional love, you bet.

Meredith Harber (courtesy)
Minister’s Message: Don’t let termination dust bring you down

If I’m honest, this time of year is the hardest for me mentally and emotionally.

Pieces hang on display at the Kenai Art Center for the open call show on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 in Kenai, Alaska. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
‘They felt like they could share with us now’

Art center open call offers space for new artists.

The Cosmic Hamlet Entertainment film crew prepares for a new scene to roll on the set of “Bolt from the Blue” at the Kilcher Homestead on Sept. 28. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
‘Bolt from the Blue’ film features Homer

“The Office” star Kate Flannery cast in feature film produced in Homer.

These old-fashioned doughnuts don’t skimp on the fat or sugar. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
On the strawberry patch: Memories of old-fashioned doughnuts

My recipe is for old-fashioned doughnuts, and since I make these maybe twice a year, I don’t skimp on the sugar and fat.

Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
Life in the Pedestrian Lane: October is here again

The days are shorter. We are losing nearly six minutes a day. It’s getting colder.

This John E. Thwaites photo shows the S.S. Dora near Sand Point, Alaska. Thwaites sailed as mail clerk on the Dora between at least 1905 and 1912. (Alaska State Library photo collection)
Resilience of the Dora, part 2

The S.S. Dora touched lives on and became part of the history of the Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska.

Steller Sea Lions can be seen in an enclosure at the Alaska SeaLife Center on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaska SeaLife Center to Alaskans: We’re still here for you

You rallied and kept us alive. Today, we’re writing to say thank you.

A wood-carved whale hangs in the Nikiski Senior Center on Sept. 23, 2021. (Photo courtesy of the Nikiski Senior Center)
Whale of a job

Nikiski Senior Center gets addition to dining room.