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Beyond the Shadowss
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Beyond the Shadows


I’ve life I’ve love I’m born anew

I’m in my Saviours hand

Reading the bible through and through

Learning to understand


Learning to serve learning to care

Learning to watch and pray

Learning with neighbours love to share

Walking God’s chosen Way


Walking The Way of God’s true Son

The Way of selfless love

Until the war of life is won

Until I rise above


Beyond the shadows of the night

Beyond the hands of death

Arrayed in armour shining bright

I’ll soar on Heaven’ Breathe


Above the clouds and far away

Free of pain and tears

Never again to fail or stray

Not in a billion years


Though once I was the devil’s fool

Doting his shameful wares

Turning my back on Heaven’s rule

Until I saw the snares


Till truth restored my failing sight

Till in The Master’s hand

Till when I saw through Heaven’s Light

The end that Satan planned


A fool; I was but now no more

I’m standing Jesus true

I’m heading straight for Heaven’s Door

With endless life in view.....

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Submitted: Sunday, September 6, 2015

Last Updated: Sunday, September 6, 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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