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I've No excuse
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By Michael P. Johnson
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I've No Excuse

ďOh God, Iíve such a weight to bear

It fills my heart with shame

Walking the path that leads nowhere

With just myself to blame

I should have known, but yet somehow

Iíve left lifeís narrow road

Lord, what on earth can I do now?

To lose this heavy load

I think I know how Adam felt

When first he fell from grace

Thinking his very soul would melt

If he had seen Your face

Today my God itís hard to pray††††††††††† Nu.12:14

Through fear Iím plagued with doubt

For when I first began to stray

I thought Youíd spew me out†††††††††††††† Rev.3:16

Too often Lord Iíve ran so wild

Iíve felt Your Spirit grieve††††††††††††††††† Eph.4;30

You say You; wonít forsake a child

But what if one should leave?

Remember how it feels on earth††††††† Heb.2:14-18

When no-one seems to care

How hard it is to live from birth

Avoiding trap and snare††††††††††††††††† †††1Pe.5:8

I know too well You love me Lord

Itís sin! You cannot stand

If now Youíd strike me with Your sword

I think Iíd understand

Iíve no excuse for what Iíve done

But still Iíd like to live

My only hope is in Your Son

If Jesus would forgive

If I my God, were saved again

From death and hell once more

Regardless cost regardless pain

Iíd keep my Fatherís law

It sounds with ease! I say these things

And lightly bend the knee

But now I know salvation brings

Much more than first we see

Unlike a windy autumn day

When leaves and branches fall

No word or deed can drift away

Your eyes can see them all

With this in mind, I dare to speak

Living, serving with care

Eager each day Your face I seek

If still for me, Youíre there?

Too many words have caught the breeze

But with a brand new start

Iíd seek no-more this flesh to please

Iíll try with all my heart

To You I pray to You I cry

For me in Christ to live

Promising now to really try

To drink the cup You give

The talent that I hid so well

Your gift, I held from sight

Iíll execute to keep from hell††

Those lost and void of Light

Iíve never said such things before

This time my heart is true

If now You let me through Lifeís Door

Iíll serve no-one but YouĒÖ..

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Submitted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 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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