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Life's Oft Difficult.....1
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By Michael P. Johnson
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          Life's Oft Difficult.....1

Too oft, we think there’s nothing wrong

Our lives are quite complete

We sit in church we sing our song

As Heaven’s chosen wheat

 

The spirit “Self” may think he’s wise!

Master of all he sees

But though a master of disguise

Not one will Heaven please

 

Man’s wayward flesh plays much the fool

Rebels against life’s Lord

We’re quick to be the devil’s tool

But not to face God’s sword

 

Satan will lie, steal, kill and cheat

He’ll fill himself with pride

But till he bows at Jesus’ feet

His guilt he’ll never hide

 

The flesh can steal one’s robe of white

Can take away life’s crown

Can fool the wisest, rob their sight

And bring souls tumbling down

 

Even the mighty come to fall

The bravest live in fear

Self; obstructs whom God may call

While death draws ever near

 

The free could find themselves in jail

The quick, as walking dead

He’ll cause the strongest man to fail

The rich to beg for bread

 

But Christ’s the Boat to freedom’s shore

The “Key” to Satan’s chains

The “Bolt” to close one’s selfish door

When He; we give the reins.....PTO..…


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Submitted: Saturday, January 26, 2013

Last Updated: Saturday, January 26, 2013

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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