The Old Paths (7/24/13)

I liked the old paths, when

Moms were at home.
Dads were at work.
Brothers went into the army.
And sisters got married BEFORE having children!
 
Crime did not pay;
Hard work did;
And people knew the difference.
 
Moms could cook;
Dads would work;
Children would behave.
 
Husbands were loving;
Wives were supportive;
And children were polite.
 
Women wore the jewelry;
And Men wore the pants.
 
Women looked like ladies;
Men looked like gentlemen;
And children looked decent.
 
People loved the truth,
And hated a lie.
 
They came to church to get IN,
Not to get OUT!
 
Hymns sounded Godly;
Sermons sounded helpful;
Rejoicing sounded normal;
And crying sounded sincere.
 
Cursing was wicked;
Drugs were for illness.
 
The flag was honored;
America was beautiful;
And God was welcome!
 
We read the Bible in public;
Prayed in school;
And preached from house to house.
 
To be called an American was worth dying for;
To be called an American was worth living for;
To be called a traitor was a shame!
 
I still like the old paths the best!