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Be Shrewd
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Be Shrewd


This life’s not always what it seems

This world will not remain

Fools will dream their futile dreams

And live their lives in vain


The shrewd today would heed God’s call

Would open Christ their door

Salvation’s rain inside would fall

And light would dawn for sure


The devil’s reign would cease to be

Darkness would quit the land

Wisdom would raise its head and see

And truly understand


God is true and Heaven is real

Though Satan reigns in most

God’s unseen realm we start to feel

Through Jesus Holy Ghost


The Truth’s not always plain at first

The Light’s not always clear

But those who hunger those who thirst

Heaven reveals He’s near


So near; to feel Him in one’s heart

We hear His voice quite plain

The Light inside will never part

Where darkness fails to reign


But who’ll accept God’s unseen hand?

Who’ll take a chance on love?

Who’ll search to find The Promised Land?

Who’ll seek The Truth above?


Its not the weak its not the strong

But those with faith in Christ

Who live singing the righteous song

Of Jesus sacrificed.....

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Submitted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Last Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2018

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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