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It's Not the Devil
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By Michael P. Johnson
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It's Not the Devil


We chase life’s shadows in the dark

We doubt The First & Last

Wallow in filth, missing the mark

Like countless in the past


We’re lifting high the devil’s name

To Satan’s tune we sing

Dancing in stinking robes of shame

Before The risen King


We say the devil keeps us down

He makes us break the law

He cheats he steals our hallowed crown

And keys to Heaven’s door


We say he’s wily, strong and sly

Alarming in our sight

So develops the cunning lie

We have no hope to fight


But Satan has no right to rule

He’s lost all hope to win

We; give him strength, playing the fool

Bowing to foolish sin


We lie, we cheat, we live in hate

Like foolish sheep astray

We open darkness every gate

When God we disobey


Regardless how the truth yet seems

To those who struggle blind

It’s not the devil’s wily schemes

Nor demons in the mind


We need to see, through Jesus learn!

We need to understand

Or otherwise we’ll live & burn

Outside The Promised Land….. 

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Submitted: Saturday, June 11, 2016

Last Updated: Saturday, June 11, 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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