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Religion Bars the Way
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Religion Bars the Way


Is Jesus’ bride completely true?

Consider well the past

Is God in all we say and do?

Is Jesus first and last?


We argue doctrine round the clock

The devil takes delight

No wonder when the sheep we shock

Still wander out of sight


Religion always plays its part

Tradition; in flowing gowns

But should the bride not make a start

And give her Groom their crowns


One church says this, another that

Religion bars The Way

One half can’t speak without a hat

Others have nought to say


No one of self should raise their head

But He who chose to die

The Living Christ who’s blood was shed

That love should multiply


But things in church take pride of place

Countless have come and gone

Though some were pious blessed with grace

They can’t replace God’s Son


The water the bread the sup of wine

The offerings sacrificed

At times of course such things are fine

Yet keep our eyes on Christ


There’s but on Way through Heaven’s doors

Truly one Way to life

All other ways with endless flaws

Are routes of constant strife..... 

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Submitted: Friday, January 2, 2015

Last Updated: Friday, January 2, 2015

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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