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Living the Good Life
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Living the Good Life


You’re never wicked, never mean

You’d never hurt a fly

But though you’re nice, pious and clean

You’re still afraid to die


One day of course it wouldn’t count

Nothing you may have done

Could help ascend God’s holy mount

Without His Christ and Son


So why do you live this way without?

Why do you play the fool?

Why do you try walk with doubt

Living by worldly rule


Countless believe they reason true

One’s thoughts are fine as well

But nothing good we try to do

Could keep us safe from hell


Whatever prize we think to win

However good we are

We’ll die with guilt we’ll die with sin

Without life’s Morning Star


We’re formed in sin we’re born in shame

Condemned; we live to die

Unless we seek in Jesus’ name

Salvation’s throne on high


The choice was mine, the choice is yours

Stand up for Christ or fall

The Truth behind eternal doors

Is waiting for your call


The bible’s here to read my friend

The Truth will set you free

The Way, The Truth Life without end

Awaits your bended knee..... 

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Submitted: Sunday, June 7, 2015

Last Updated: Sunday, June 7, 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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