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Valley Courage
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Valley Courage


Coming from every walk of life

In search of love and grace

We forage in this world of strife

Until we see Your face


We feel and fall in love true God

We see and walk Your Way

But does it mean You’ll spare Your rod?

And keep life’s storms at bay


Though mountain blessings may abound

Though valleys harbour peace

In war! Courage is truly found

In love we find release


In faith in truth we need to grow

Whatever life may bring

Wherever stormy winds may blow

Through faith our hearts will sing


Though knowing Christ as living Lord

Though drinking Heaven’s Dew

We still may feel death’s ice cold sword

In service of the few


For through the years in Serving Christ

That He be glorified

Many their lives have sacrificed 

Many have cruelly died


Though world honours are less than rare

Blessings seem all too few

Jesus’ presence is everywhere

With strength to rise anew


By faith we live, in hope we die

Rising to life above

Whilst all our needs are sought on high

To walk the path of love..... 

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Submitted: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 3, 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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