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Seek Not in Vain
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By Michael P. Johnson
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        Seek not in Vain

We seek for gold, for precious stone

We’d gratify our lust

But fail to see, like flesh and bone

They’ll burn and turn to dust


The universe, the great out there

The depths beneath the sea

We’ll seek for riches everywhere

But Jesus on the tree


The tree to death, of Christ The Lord

The Door to life above

Man’s access through the flaming sword –Gen.3:24

Restored through selfless love


Antique, we call God’s holy rules

Quaint virtues out of date

The church it seems is but for fools

Who death can scarcely wait


Yet life has come that we receive

Through Christ, He floods the earth

God’s Seed of Truth, if we believe

Can lead to second birth


Yet when Light dawns, we fail to see

Rejecting what is true

We fail to seek on bended knee

What should be plain in view


True treasures are faith, kindness, love

Are righteousness and peace

Selfless rewards are high above

Where values never cease


But if like fools have in the past

We seek for worldly gain

We’ll find the things that fail to last

And always search in vain…..

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Submitted: Monday, December 10, 2012

Last Updated: Monday, December 10, 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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