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A Self-styled God
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By Michael P. Johnson
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A Self-styled God


Our God is real righteous true

He lives He loves and cares

Perfect virtuous through and through

The answer to our prayers 


Many would make our God as us!

Someone themselves to please

Someone who’d never make a fuss

If no one bends their knees


A god as small as you and I

On whom we can depend

Even until the day we die

He’d just be like a friend


We’d call Him god but nothing more

An image made of wood

Perhaps of gold like those before

To make us all feel good


In a cupboard somewhere hidden

Or on a stand to see

In a corner till he’s bidden

To constantly agree


Not a god to cause us trouble

Not a god to cause us woe

Otherwise we’ll crush to rubble

As Moses long ago


Using bibles at one’s leisure

Taking verses when they suit

Quoting those which give much pleasure

Scrapping those of ill repute


Some of these are all too present 

Such foolishness they tell

Making one’s life seem so pleasant

On the way to certain hell…..

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Submitted: Sunday, July 10, 2016

Last Updated: Sunday, July 10, 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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