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When Temptation Knocks.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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When temptation, comes a knocking

When passion pangs grip tight

When nothing aspires blocking

Our innermost delight


When cravings, take you by the hand

Wrapping you in their arms

Woe; if your house is built on sand

When Satan flaunts his charms


When the fires of lust, are lit

Desire bangs your door

Try, taking no notice of it

When longing more and more


One needs to read, Salvation’s Word

Often, from front to rear

Wisely, when doing what we’ve heard

Reduces, most all fear


Godly fear; must be ours

A pinch of common sense

By calling on Heaven’s powers

We’ll quench sin’s consequence


Of course, it’s easy; just thinking this

While devils cease to tease

Not fearing temptation’s kiss

When cravings rest at ease


Temptation’s strengths are all too real

Truth’s fact is hard to hide

Life’s comfortable until we feel

Lust’s taunting deep inside


Faith in Jesus, in true love’s arm

God’s Promised Dove, within

Will keep us safe, away from harm

And all results of sin…..

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Submitted: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Last Updated: Saturday, August 18, 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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