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As Decadence Peaks
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Disbelieving The Truth on high

Living by man made rules

Most people walk and live a lie

And die the death of fools


Decadence has a brand new peak

The world grows more defiled

While God’s passé, no longer chic

Religion’s running wild


Who will accept The Gospel now?

Who will believe The News?

Who’ll come to Christ, who’s knee will bow?

Who’ll change their wayward views


The world rejects The Living Christ

The blood for us He poured

They doubt God’s Lamb was sacrificed

Refusing Him as Lord


I too was fooled and lived as these

Unmindful of The Light

Living to self, myself to please

Believing I was right


Until the day The Truth was found

Until my soul was free

Until I climbed to higher ground

The Facts of Life to see


I see The Tree! God’s Living Vine

His awesome gift received

The selfless talent that is mine

To help those yet deceived


We all can show our gratitude

Though God we can’t repay

Yet through a lowly attitude

Others may find The Way…..

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Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2016

Last Updated: Saturday, December 31, 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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