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The Worm Must Turn
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By Michael P. Johnson
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The Worm Must Turn


Like rags covered in putrid mud

Beats selfishness within

Nothing righteous nothing good

But hearts full festering sin


From Adam, still this stench remains

From which, God turns His face

So each must suffer toil and pains

Without the state of grace


What can we do, what can we say?

Why have such things to be?

What can one find to take away?

The evil God can see


If man to Christ would bend the knee

Surrender and obey

Would choose to keep each royal decree

Heaven still gives today


Like Ancient Days we fail the same

Man’s ways, stink Heaven high

But if we’d trust in Jesus’ name

One’s soul would never die


Those who submit to Heaven’s powers

Let Christ their soul refine

Saying God’s righteousness is ours

Through He who’s love’s divine


Man’s heart; the will of God should learn

Till eyes no more are blind

Then worms within would surely turn

The life’s Truth to find


For surely death would lose its sting

Life’s pain would then depart

Heaven would hear glad voices sing

Praise from each grateful heart”.....

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Submitted: Thursday, February 12, 2015

Last Updated: Friday, February 13, 2015

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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