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Think Before You Speak.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Be wary child before a storm

What wisdom has to tell

From foolish thoughts may Satan form

A step to darkest hell


How swift your words may cause a fall

May danger someone’s life

May hinder some who hear my call

And lead to needless strife


Your tongue could turn another’s mind

Like rudders ships at sea

Can lead astray make neighbours blind

And hinder serving me


Think well, think true, think then again

Before a word you speak

Before you cause your brother pain

Or make a sister weak


Think as a groom think of your bride

Think of the love you’d share

Think of a room with Christ inside

And how you’d speak in there


Think of your tongue just like a sword

Or knife behind a veil

Speak as you would before Your Lord

Wary to end in jail


Speak love dear child speak true to heal

Consider every word

That Light one day will all reveal

What on the wind was heard


Be strong my child be no one’s fool

Let wisdom be your guide

In Jesus’ hand become a tool

Before life’s great divide.....

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Submitted: Sunday, December 3, 2017

Last Updated: Sunday, December 3, 2017

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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