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Love Via Despair.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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However deep in life, we sink

How far from God we fall

Salvation’s Cup is close to drink

A whisper aid to call

 

A word or two of silent prayer

A cry for help and love

The One who cares who loves to share

Sees everything above

 

Always near one's life to touch

To feel His potent arms

Caring sharing loving so much

To free from Satan’s charms

 

However much we’ve failed Him

How filthy still one’s heart

When life and future’s looking dim

God’s never far apart

 

So oft I’ve watched Him function

So oft seen true love’s role

Too oft through Heaven’s function

Our welfare’s not His goal

 

It’s love, in love, through love alone

We see God’s marvellous will

In melting but one heart of stone

Love’s dream we thus fulfil

 

Magnify love, true love’s intent

In love let God’s praise ring

Through love, we pay on earth life’s rent

And lift up high The King

 

Let’s rise to shine from deep despair

Cast off hell’s filthy gown

Spread love through love now everywhere

Wearing love’s wondrous crown..... 


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Submitted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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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