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Life's Not All Joy
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Life's Not All Joy


To Christ we come with hopes ablaze

Expecting fruit galore

Only to walk as in a daze

When wars break down our door


The devil seeks to keep us bound

To keep us fooled and blind

To thwart our climb to higher ground

He battles with our mind


Life’s not all joy of endless peace

Still lost whilst steeped in sin

First selfish ways must come to cease

Where true love can begin


Who love their neighbours right and left

Who live by Heaven’s Word

Gain strength within The Mountain Cleft

Where Heaven’s Voice is heard


Jesus can see the contrite heart

The humble seeking Light

To these; The Truth will grace impart

With raiment shining white


Of course; at times this life is rough

The road oft hard to walk

But bear in mind when things get tough

We need much more than talk


From Satan flee, hell’s wares resent

From darkness have no share

From sin and shame swiftly repent

Through Christ directed prayer


Not oft we’ll see where peace is made

This world’s not trouble free

But in the next the price was paid

On Calvary’s blood soaked Tree.....

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Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 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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