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Financial Gain Moral Decline
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Financial Gain Moral Decline


We toil and seek for all we’re worth

We’ll rummage, duck and dive

Lustful pursuing throughout the earth

A little while to thrive


However rich however poor

Though pauper prince or king

Nothing we find will life endure

When time from earth takes wing


Though standing strong though walking tall

Living as always planned

When sun and moon begin to fall

Darkness will take command


Today, tomorrow, will rise the dawn

As countless times before

Many wishing they’d not been born

Will lock and bar their door


Through fear! They’ll seek the means to die

Travelling far and wide

They’ll curse The living God on high

And seek a place to hide


What good will then be precious jewels?

A palace, house or car

Choose not to live and die as fools

Regardless who you are


Wisdom would never trust in gold

Knowledge in things we see

Only to that! That can’t be sold

Discernment bends its knee


The bible’s right faithful and true

The living God is real

Trust in The One who died for you

And in His name appeal.....

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Submitted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 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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