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By Michael P. Johnson
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Come On The Bright Side

A fool will say its hell on earth
Nothing but dread and tears
Trouble and strife often from birth
Plagued with constant fears

I see the world, its countless harms
Its shadowed streets at night
Its wayward dark and luring charms
Tempting a child of Light

I see the rebel breaking rules
The wilful sheep astray
The obstinate, the selfish fools
Shunning the light of day

But life’s bejewelled with love and cheer
Sunshine upon my face
I’m more than blessed just being here
Walking in peace and grace

Through Heaven's love, I’ve seen The Light
The Truth of Christ divine
I’ve changed my rags for robes of white
Making salvation's mine

Its Heaven to walk with Christ as Lord
Paradise night and day
Throwing away my blood stained sword
Contentment shines my way

No longer am I walking dead
With turmoil doubt and fear
I’ve taken up my cross instead
Without a single tear

Since Jesus changed my heart of stone
Since Heaven came to dwell
Many a friend before unknown
Have joined my flight from hell.....

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Submitted: Saturday, August 22, 2015

Last Updated: Sunday, August 23, 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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