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The Shepherd's Choice
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By Michael P. Johnson
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The Shepherd's Choice


Some stand some sit some kneel and laze

Some mill around for fun

In pastures sheep will often graze

Beneath the midday sun


At times they pause to rest a while

Strolling content the land

Rising to walk an extra mile

Beneath The Shepherd’s hand


They’ll forage in the fertile glades

Pausing to glance around

They’ll nibble on selected blades

On plant or flower found


Tranquil; a babbling brook runs near

Inviting to its flow

Quite safe the flock devoid of fear

Can drink where ere they go


The Shepherd keeps the wolf at bay

The buzzard swoops in vane

Even the sheep that sometimes stray

Return to graze again


Always The Shepherd stands in view

Beside the same old tree

From dusk until the morning dew

His watchful eyes can see


His eyes are like a burning flame

His feet like glowing brass

All of the sheep He calls by name

Can safely chew the grass


Composure’s in the sky above

Peaceful flows sweet His voice

The sheep can feel The Shepherd’s love

And make His Way their choice.....

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Submitted: Thursday, January 8, 2015

Last Updated: Thursday, January 8, 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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