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Just a While Longer
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Just a While Longer

 

Swifter higher than any bird

Above the curtained sky

On Heaven’s wing on Heaven’s Word 

On Heaven’s Wind I’ll fly

 

Above this stinking world’s debris

Away from filth and grime

I’ll soar forever wholly free

Beyond the end of time

 

Living by faith and not by sight

I see the future clear

My wedding gown of brilliant light

And He I love so dear

 

With God I have a rendezvous

Within The Promised Land

A house He’s built with perfect view

For me to live as planned

 

This world though eager to vacate

Willing with all my heart

Yet for a while I need to wait

Before I can depart

 

I don’t begrudge a moment though

Recalling days gone by

Before life’s seed was mine to sow

And self began to die

 

Oh what a Lord and what a friend

Such wondrous love divine

His promises will all transcend

For all He has is mine

 

What’s up above I cannot see

No ear has even heard

But with Christ Jesus’ Guarantee

I’ve God’s eternal Word..... 


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Submitted: Saturday, July 2, 2016

Last Updated: Saturday, July 2, 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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