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Inside Outside
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Inside Outside

 

In each of us lives something real

Something we can’t deny

Something that speaks something we feel

Something that cannot die

 

Inside we’re meek yet outside bold

Arguing to and fro

We feel so young yet see we’re old

Whilst in and out we grow

 

Where flesh is weak and spirit strong

We’d run a thousand miles

We’ll think it right yet know it’s wrong

Whilst crying masked with smiles

 

Inside we’ll jump impossible heights

Although the flesh feels lame

Pushing, shoving and constant fights

Seldom two thoughts the same

 

We’re young and strong yet old and frail

In truth we must agree

We hear the voice we often feel

Although we fail to see

 

Flesh and spirit at constant odds

Conflict quarrels and strife

No spirit can overcome God’s

Such is the fact of life

 

Yes something’s present deep inside!

That only Heaven gives

The Truth of God no soul can hide

Knowing Christ Jesus lives

 

He comes through Heaven’s grace above

With keys to life & death

He’s Truth, He’s Light He’s perfect Love

He’s life’s eternal Breath.....In each of us lives something real

Something we can’t deny

Something that speaks something we feel

Something that cannot die

 

Inside we’re meek yet outside bold

Arguing to and fro

We feel so young yet see we’re old

Whilst in and out we grow

 

Where flesh is weak and spirit strong

We’d run a thousand miles

We’ll think it right yet know it’s wrong

Whilst crying masked with smiles

 

Inside we’ll jump impossible heights

Although the flesh feels lame

Pushing, shoving and constant fights

Seldom two thoughts the same

 

We’re young and strong yet old and frail

In truth we must agree

We hear the voice we often feel

Although we fail to see

 

Flesh and spirit at constant odds

Conflict quarrels and strife

No spirit can overcome God’s

Such is the fact of life

 

Yes something’s present deep inside!

That only Heaven gives

The Truth of God no soul can hide

Knowing Christ Jesus lives

 

He comes through Heaven’s grace above

With keys to life & death

He’s Truth, He’s Light He’s perfect Love

He’s life’s eternal Breath.....


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Submitted: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 21, 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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