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For You and Me
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By Michael P. Johnson
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For You and Me


I walked the earth like you my friend

I lived for self and gain

Until I saw this life would end

And I’d have lived in vain


What could I do what could I say?

What was this life then for?

If I to God would kneel and pray

Would truth lay wide its door?


I did it then I did it there

With heart still full of doubt

I asked if I could also share

The life I’d heard about


I waited there a little while

Then still a little more

When suddenly I came to smile

When love began to pour


It poured it flowed my heart was filled

It soaked my very soul

It rained until my doubts were spilled

As Jesus made me whole


I don’t know how I don’t know why

Except the facts were plain

I learned if here, to self I’d die

I’d live to live again


I changed my mind I changed my ways

Repented sin and shame

With faith to spend eternal days

With Him who bore my shame


Christ did it all upon the tree

He did it all for love

Suffering death for you and me

To live as kings above.....

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Submitted: Sunday, May 31, 2015

Last Updated: Sunday, May 31, 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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