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Let's Reason Together
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Let's Reason Together


God bids us all before His throne

In spite of spot and flaw

Whilst self is life’s great stumbling stone

Causing troubles galore


We talk with marbles stuffed in cheek

We stand aloof and cold

Preaching, teaching souls lost and weak

What ought or not be told


Raising voices with pious phrase

Uttering words divine

Yet see God’s sheep these latter days

Refuse life’s bread and wine


“You can’t do this, that’s not allowed!

You can’t wear this or that”

Whilst Heaven calls both man and crowd

With welcome on the mat


We disregard God’s living Word

We disregard His laws

We disregard the facts we’ve heard

Behind religious doors


We prophecy in aisle and pew

In red and gold we pray

Telling God’s children what to do

With every known cliché


The church should speak as Christ would do

With children on the street

Should walk The Walk so others too

May rise in truth complete


Welcoming all to come inside

Though saint, thief or whore

Let Jesus be our Lord and guide

Beyond our Father’s Door……. 

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Submitted: Monday, June 6, 2016

Last Updated: Thursday, June 9, 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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