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By Michael P. Johnson
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† † † † † † † †Who?

Who can command that death retreat?

Shut tight its gaping jaw?

Who can Satanís defeat complete?

And close to man hellís door?

Who can summon Salvationís Dove?

Declare Heís yours and mine?

Who can measure Godís perfect love?

Loveís wisdom sweet divine

Who can direct The Light on high?

Reproach Godís Lamb & Son?

Who can repeal the day to die?

Or change what must be done

Who holds hell and death at bay?

Command where each must go?

Who can purchase a single day?

Hindering lifeís ebbing flow?

Who can prolong a beating heart?

Decree its rate of pace

Command when stopped, again to start

Give hope to Adamís race

Who calls Salvationís Wind to blow?

Who lifts us when we fall?

Who planned the route where blood should flow?

Where life or death should call?

The answers lie in selfless death

Obedience on a tree

The gift of life, eternal breath

The truth on bended knee

Creation waits The First & Last

Wise eyes explore the sky

Faithful today as in the past

Yet fools still wonder whyÖ..P.T.O......

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Submitted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 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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