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The Tongue
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By Michael P. Johnson
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††††††††† The tongue

The mouth of man is plagued with shame

A stumbling block for most

An evil tongue no man can tame

Without The Holy Ghost

Godís gift of speech is oft abused

For tongues are like a knife

So quick from fools it can be used

Ending a peaceful life

Godís Word portrays it as a sword

That man should be aware

Never in use offend The Lord

Oneís journey to impair

An evil tongue can open hell

Deathís key can bring you down

Beware whatever neighbours tell

Will rob you of your crown

Hearing deeds that others do

Theyíll gossip all around

The same could now be stabbing you!

Found bleeding on the ground

For mouths of rogues can oft pretend

Can lie with smiling face

But God sees all and soon their end

Will find them in disgrace

Rebuke liars in Jesusí name

Avoid their tongues of crime

Reveal that slanderís not a game

But evil all the time

To God; manís tongue is not unknown

He hears all we say

Could you be first to cast the stone

Or would you walk away?.....

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Submitted: Sunday, March 11, 2012

Last Updated: Sunday, March 11, 2012

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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