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Self Demise
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Self Demise

 

You can’t God’s Spirit disobey

Continue in disgrace

Living always in disarray

And see God’s smiling face

 

You speak of love you frequent church

Pay tithes, sing songs of praise

For righteousness you’ll sometimes search

But fail to change your ways

 

You’ll talk and talk on bended knee

For knowledge seek to find

But self prevents your eyes to see

What Heaven has in mind

 

It’s not to self! The Truth I give

It’s not for self to shine

But living so your neighbours live

When seeing you are mine

 

Pray not in public to be seen

Nor dance and sing for fame

But walk and talk as would a queen

Without a hint of shame

 

I am The Lord, my pledge is true

With love my grace is free

I’ll pour you blessings like the dew

When you serve none but me

 

Be humble now lead self to die

Bring glory to my Son

Lift now your Saviour’s banner high

So victory may be won

 

The world will see my holy bride

Many will gather round

Though only few will come inside

And rise to higher ground.....


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Submitted: Friday, December 2, 2016

Last Updated: Friday, December 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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