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Best Keep Our Vow
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Best Keep Our Vow


Giving and taking willing hands

Before God’s throne we bow

Placing on fingers golden bands

As symbols of a vow


Yet oft as not the sad report

Suffering deep despair

When wedding vows account to nought

Divorce rules everywhere


For various reasons some lay claim

Of why they can’t agree

With vicious thoughts with tongues aflame

Remains lost care’s debris


Where are the smiles of great delight?

The eyes that shone like fire

Where is the love that once burned bright?

That kindled such desire


Did God not make for man a wife?

Uniting two as one!

That peace and joy be found in life

Through love thrillingly won


Where ox with donkey pull a plough

Uproar will soon pursue

Faithful to Christ should be one’s vow

Always and ever true  


Like building houses made of snow

Like gardens void of rain

When seeds of self we only sow

We toil alone in vain  


But branches grafted in a vine

Or dough inside of bread

As Jesus’ bride our names we sign

In love forever wed.....

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Submitted: Saturday, February 14, 2015

Last Updated: Saturday, February 14, 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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