Monday, April 20, 2009

The Prayer of a Public Schooler

(I am so greatful to homeschool, this is so so true!) So listen up homeschool moms, may we stop and be thankful today that we are able to homeschool our children!

This isn't technically a homeschool poem BUT it does give some good reasons TO homeschool!

The Prayer of a Public Schooler

Written By A 15 yr. Old School Kid In Arizona

Now I sit me down in school

Where praying is against the rule

For this great nation under God

Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites,

It violates the Bill of Rights.

And anytime my head I bow

Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,

That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.

The law is specific, the law is precise.

Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall

Might offend someone with no faith at all.

In silence alone we must meditate,

God's name is prohibited by the state.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,

And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks..

They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.

To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,

And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.

It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,

We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls,

Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.

But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,

No word of God must reach this crowd.
It's scary here I must confess,

When chaos reigns the school's a mess.

So, Lord, this silent plea I make:

Should I be shot;

My soul please take!



momstheword said...

Wow. Great poem!

Thank you for your sweet words on twitter.

I'm pretty sure I have received comments from you before!

I have comment moderation, which means that comments will not be printed until I view and publish them.

Please try and leave another comment, and then after doing the word verifcation look at the top of the screen.

There should be a message telling you that your comment will be published after I moderate it.

I will look for a comment from you and we'll see if it works.

Anonymous said...

Wow. That was a very moving poem!!! Thank you for posting!

momstheword said...

Sorry. I just log onto my blog first, and once I do that I can leave a comment anywhere on blogger, as my google password is the same as my blog I guess.

Well, at least we can talk on twitter and you have my email!