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What Is Love?
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By Michael P. Johnson
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What Is Love?


Though disobedient, plagued with hate

We’d live with God above

But no one enters Heaven’s gate

Without a heart of love


So what is love and what’s its use?

How it is best employed?

Not few have suffered through abuse

What should have been enjoyed


Love is God’s gift for all to share

A vibrant active deed

A thoughtful word showing we care

Helping others in need


We can’t live true while bearing grudge

How much we think it right

For on the day we face life’s Judge

Past thoughts will come to light


A grudge is hate and hate’s not love

Yet love is Heaven’s way

We must repent to rise above

Reject hell’s filth today


Forgive with joy who’ve done us wrong

Stretch forth love’s hand and smile

Convey in peace love’s selfless song

Walking that extra mile


Performing so with heart and mind

We set our spirit free

For though reputed to be blind

Our God of love can see


Heaven one day will pass away

This world will end in flame

But God and love will always stay

Entirely the same…..

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Submitted: Friday, December 11, 2015

Last Updated: Friday, December 11, 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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