America's Darkest Hour

The following poem was written by Billy R. Arrington of North Augusta.


America's Darkest Hour

There’s always been a feeling

It could never happen here

Not on the soil of America

Now our bitter taste is fear

Our freedom has been threatened

And innocent blood was shed

So many senseless victims

And Lord so many dead

Our hearts cry out in pity

And compassion rules our souls

America’s heart is broken

Never again will it be whole

For a way of life has vanished

We’ve lost something clean and pure

For our safety is in jeopardy

We no longer feel secure

Our hearts cry out for vengeance

We will surely make you pay

For the blood you spilled upon us

We will hunt you down some way

Lord bless the brokenhearted

Lord heal us from within

And guide our every footstep

And bless America, once again


Billy R. Arrington has lived in North Augusta for three years. Before that he lived in Jefferson County, where he was named poet laureate for the county. He attends Sweetwater Baptist Church and has been named poet laureate for that church.


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