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The Fire Escape
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By Michael P. Johnson
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The Fire Escape


With health and wealth we want to live

Bask daily in the sun

But who’ll forget and who’ll forgive

The evil to us done


So bitterness can’t possess you

Nor death find lasting place

God’s holiness we must pursue

Through Jesus’ love and grace


So God one’s soul can richly bless

So hearts flow rich with love

Let Heaven’s Way and righteousness

Be sought through Christ above


So life and love be yours and mine

And truly born again

Let not a lie one’s soul confine

Nor through deceit restrain


Let darkness not deter life’s climb

No shadow halt love’s stride

Seek out The Light whilst yet there’s time

Let Jesus be your Guide


Let Truth reside with virtue reign

Let honesty rule free

So Satan’s knock will be in vain

And demons find no key


Invite no evil to your bed

Nor sleep with wicked foe

Let Heaven deck you out instead

In sheets as white as snow


Be not the devil’s whore nor friend

Let Christ be your desire

Remain Him true until the end

And flee hell’s endless fire…..

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Submitted: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 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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