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By Michael P. Johnson
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If Christ on earth we can’t obey

When love’s not in one’s heart

We’ll drift passing the Light of day

From Heaven’s Truth apart


When Christ as Lord we fail to find

When cruising void of grace

Through life we’ll sail, lost fooled and blind

Never to see God’s face


But praise His name for wisdom’s source

For truth, light, grace and love

Praise be to God for life’s true course

Jesus; enthroned above


Truly learning God’s wisdom taught

Opening Christ our door

Immediately; from Satan’s port

We sail for Heaven’s shore


Regardless of the cost or pain

We’ll steer away from hell

Living one’s life to live again

Through Him who does all well


We’ll sail the seas with Christ as Lord

Dredging, trawling as one

Till all the catch is safe on board

And Heaven’s will is done


So why, when knowing this is true?

Knowing Salvation’s Way

The crew on earth remain so few?

Sailing life’s ship today


There’s no excuse The Truth’s quite clear

The facts are plain to see

The crew must serve The Captain here

With Heaven’s King to be.....

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Submitted: Saturday, November 28, 2015

Last Updated: Sunday, November 29, 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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