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Life's Rollercoaster
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Life's Rollercoaster

 

Like roller coasters made of steel

For most, life’s hard to bear

Even when knowing God is real

With grace and love to share

 

We must beware when climbing high

When living on a chain

For when we think to reach the sky

We’re pulled back down again

 

It’s Satan’s will to pull us down

To rob us of our goal

He seeks to steal away life’s crown

And slay our very soul

 

Relish the times when life is up

Receive of Heaven’s pour

Let Jesus’ love fill up our cup

Before we’re down once more

 

Life’s thrills and spills are many fold

Who knows what’s round the bend?

The devil’s hand, man’s lust for gold

Or Christ as Lord and friend

 

Satanic rides oft decked with fun

Bring thrills beyond compare

While those riding with Christ God’s Son

May wait for Heaven’s share

 

But who will wait for that unseen?

What faith alone can bring?

Or will the devil intervene?

With yet another fling

 

The choice is ours with whom to ride

The risk is ours alone

Stand firm when faith on earth is tried

Or die a rolling stone.....


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Submitted: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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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