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Free to Live
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Free to Live


The life of Christ is not a lie

His death and rising true

Too many martyrs chose to die

Forever to live anew


No one would die a hoax to play

Knowing their future well

Standing before their God some day

They’d fear they’ll go to hell


Too many lived and walked with Christ

Witnessed Golgotha Tree

Who saw their Saviour sacrificed

Who died the same as He


Remember Andrew James and Paul

Thomas, Philip and Mark

Mathew, Stephen who gave their all

For those still in the dark


Were these deceived religious fools?

Some eastern cult of yore

Clinging to fanatical rules?

Of some old cultish law


Satan would have us think this way

Now knowing Heaven’s plan

Still many fall him fowl each day

Scamming their fellow man


God’s armour though they cannot beat

Nor faith on bended knee

So we the bride they’ll fail to cheat

Where Truth has set us free


We’re free to live and free to die

Free to wield the sword

Free in Christ to multiply

And serve The living Lord.....

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Submitted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 17, 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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