You May Yet Return to Me

This land of liberty
Plays the harlot
     with many lovers.
It has no shame.
No mountain, no stone, no green tree,
Has not been defiled
     by its scattered charms.
Children multiply and increase
     but only by infidelity.
Like a wife who cheats
     on the husband of her youth,
Lying down with others
     without names,
She pulls the covers of reproach
      up to her chin.

And her husband says:
      You may yet return to Me.

Jeremiah 3

by J Alan R
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