"The Prodigal Son"
When was the moment? He turned and walked away?
When God became second. To temptations that slay?
When was the first time, that his faith took flight?
For he once loved God! With all his heart, mind, and might!
A chosen son! A precious child, free and pure!
Parents watched over him! Protected, and secured.
He grew into a man. Was seduced by Satan's charms.
Christ's commandments forgotten. The devil, inflicted harm.
When did God lose him? And divine counsels become trite?
Why did he retreat? From the Savior's holy light?
Misled by the Evil One. Who did cunningly steal.
Both heart and soul. To destroy heaven's seal.
Worthless dreams! And fleshly pleasures!
Stop progression! And cause carnage unmeasured!
Each morning and night! Righteous parents still pray.
Pleading and hoping, divine judgments be stayed.
That God's truth! Will again! Echo in his ears!
Erasing the falsehoods. That brought endless tears.
"We love you son! With all of our hearts!
Eternal blessings and glories! God wishes to impart!"
"Let not the burden. Of your past mistakes.
Prevent you from returning, to God's loving embrace!"