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Man's Only Need
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By Michael P. Johnson
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With doubt shadowed in disarray

Plagued with filth and shame

The world’s gyrating every day

Toward hell’s waiting flame


Her children lost may help refuse

Where hearts fail truth to see

Repudiating Heaven’s news

To set hell captives free


Oblivious to Truth and Light

Blind to Heaven’s ways

They grow to hate to curse and fight

The Author of their days


Man’s one true need is Jesus

The Lamb who chose to die

Who rose again to lead us

To where no children cry


Above the bright blue yonder

Across death’s stagnant stream

Where alone true love can wander

Beyond its wildest dream


To live to reign richer than kings

Healthy wealthy and wise

To rise as if on eagle wings

Beyond our troubled skies


To where no foot has ever strolled

No bird could ever soar

Through gates of pearl to streets of gold

And through The Father’s Door


No man has heard or ever seen

No human heart conceived

What Heaven’s prepared for Jesus’ queen

Because she has believed…..Michael P. Johnson

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Submitted: Saturday, December 10, 2016

Last Updated: Sunday, December 11, 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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