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By Michael P. Johnson
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Failing a word to understand

A gesture or a tale

Can lead to anger no one planned

And even lives can fail


Misunderstandings cause much pain

Cause oft a broken heart

Can cause one’s love to run in vain

And vicious wars to start


Often with love our views we’ll share

Using some gentle word

But Satan as prince of the air

May make it sound absurd


Words; the devil can so construe

Can tongue and mind evoke

Till wholly changed; our point of view

Is not the one we spoke


But how we ask can this be done?

Exploiting people’s will

How can some point of harmless fun?

Produce someone to kill


We needn’t know his every ploy

His strengths or evil plan

We need but God, His graceful joy

And what He gives to man


His overwhelming sense of peace

The hand of Christ His Son

With such one’s life will never cease

When time has ceased to run


We need to do what Christ would do

Graceful in word and deed

Where first we’ve failed we try anew

Planting love’s peaceful seed.....

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Submitted: Friday, May 1, 2015

Last Updated: Friday, May 1, 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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