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Love Turns Cheeks
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Love Turns Cheeks


Who thinks of love when hatred thrives?

When rage exceeds the norm

Does value on our neighbour’s lives

Diminish in the storm


What argument should warrant loss?

What recompense is paid?

Regard The Lamb on Calvary Cross

Before your choice is made


Before life’s dye is finally cast

Before life’s book is sealed

Recall the teachings of the past

What good did hatred yield?


Love is the spring and driving force

Of Heaven’s Guide and Light

Leading us to the only source

To stand and win each fight


Our neighbours right, neighbours left

Plagued with demonic lies

Can’t see who’s safe within life’s cleft

Through veils before their eyes


We need to shine as Jesus told

Let selfless love abound

So sheep yet lost may find the fold

Destined for higher ground


Through love; lead other souls to see

The Way through Christ The King

By turning both cheeks, if need be

Salvation’s song to sing


We’ll win the day because of love

We’ll soften hearts of stone

We’ll rise in love with Christ above

Because of love now shown......

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Submitted: Monday, February 29, 2016

Last Updated: Monday, February 29, 2016

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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