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In the Wake of wOKe

by C D D © 2024

Woe! cried the prophet; Whoa! slows the horse,
but how do we halt this evil discourse?
Someone put in OK and made the woe – "wOKe",
An ignorant word I was sure was a joke.

Martin Luther King, in his infamous speech,
Spoke of equality with "A Dream" to all reach,
"Content of … character" "not color of skin,"
and though it's been met, the inverse did begin.

Character overlooked because of "privileged" skin -
forcing acceptance of characterless sin.
Though I'm not racist, some just tagged me as one,
but just hold your horses, I've only begun.

I'm not OK with pronouns or drag shows for the youth,
I believe in these black and white words, I call Truth. (Bible)
I'm not OK with calling you your new gender name.
I'll just honor us both and reference your surname.

I served this fine country, deployed for your rights,
I'm not OK with moral decline at new heights.
I'm not OK with Sex Ed for kids in Pre-K.
I'm not OK to abort to fornicate the next day.

I'm not OK with taxes at the highest of rates -
to fund more Gov programs which create reprobates,
I'm not OK with a border we can't seem to seal,
or paying fifteen dollars for an unhappy meal.

Woe unto them that won't help with the poor,
but funding a sloth that won't work? Not my chore!
I beseech each lighthouse, rekindle your light -
to steer this lost world to Truth and to Right.

Start with yourself, then family, then church,
challenge your ways through each chapter and verse,
and when you finally get to the final "Amen."
Do us all a favor… and read it again.

And if you're still "woke" after all that is done,
and your heart, for Jesus, still hasn't been won,
Know there's people like me, that still love you the same,
and will continue to pray for you in Jesus' name.

Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
-Martin Luther King

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