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Ive Turned My Back
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Upon my knees I’m crying Lord

Please bring me back to you

No longer can my soul afford

Doing the things I do


I know you’ve heard it all before

It’s not my first time here

Still hear my knocking at Your door

Plagued with mortal fear


You see my heart, repentant soul

The dreadful way I feel

I know through sin I’ve failed my goal

That death is all too real


I’ve learned my lesson, seen my wrong

Observed the devil smile

I pray to sing life’s righteous song

To walk the extra mile


Forgive my God the filth I’ve done

Clearly in Your sight

Through grace I beg through Christ Your Son

Allow me put things right


I’ve failed my God don’t let me fall

Don’t turn this fool away

To You, from now I’ll give my all

And never more will stray


I walked the road of flesh and bone

Thinking my way was good

But when my heart grew cold as stone

I knew and understood


On leaving loose the devil’s hand

I turned my back on sin

I’m here because I understand

Allow me please back in…..

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Submitted: Sunday, November 15, 2015

Last Updated: Sunday, November 15, 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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