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Love Your Neighbour
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Love Your Neighbor

Since birth, Iíve lived this side of town

Iíve tried to do my part

The thought Iíve let my neighbour down

Sends pain aching my heart

To all I spread Godís Truth and Light

Lifeís perfect living Bread

Teaching of love relieving plight

Raising the walking dead

But whoíll believe a word I say

Whoíll think The Truth not strange?

Turn from the devilís selfish way

Their shameful life to change

How can man cause blind eyes to see

How close one is to hell

Perhaps to blame is you and me

Failing The Truth to tell

Itís such a shame to see them die

Without the Fatherís Son

How can we break the devilís lie?

For victory to be won

Through Christ Iíll never cry defeat

Godís Standardís flying high

Iíll fight the foe until heís beat

Or know the reason why?

Without Salvationís healing kiss

Without Godís guiding hand

The boat of life countless will† miss

Bound for the Promised Land

Yet in The Lord Iíll still persist

Iíll break the devilís chain

Even when neighbours still resist

Iíll try and try againÖ..

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Submitted: Friday, November 16, 2012

Last Updated: Saturday, November 17, 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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