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Life's not a Carousel
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By Michael P. Johnson
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† † †Life's not a Carousel

Letís take a look when people die

At those they leave behind

At those who walk with Christ on high

At those who still are blind

When faith within has seen lifeís dawn

When loveís the song we sing

When in the heart true Light is born

The devilís filth takes wing

When tears of joy begin to flow

Caress those nail pierced feet

Oneís sinful life is dealt a blow

And darkness beats retreat

Take up in hand Salvationís Sword

Regard Godís Word within

Take up your shield in Christ The Lord

Stand fast until you win

This life is not a carousel

Where thrills with speed increase

How oft it seems that all is well

Then swiftly rides can cease

The devilís tunes are all the same

Revolving night and day

We must be rid of filth and shame

Trust God and walk away

We canít continue round and round

When life goes up and down

Plant firm your feet on solid ground

For lifeís eternal crown

When patients is The Lordís command

When wait; is Godís decree

Though yet we fail to understand

One day The Truth weíll see.....

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Submitted: Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 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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