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Be Still
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Be Still


“What can we say what should we do?

What brings us peace of mind?

When sin has clouded up one’s view

And left us walking blind


Can no one hear can no one see?

Does no one give a care?

Can someone help to set me free?

Can someone say a prayer? ”


“Be still a while, let wisdom speak

Look deep within your soul

What is the aim in life you seek?

Let truth reveal your goal


Consider what your heart would tell

Concerning lives of shame

Consider those condemned to hell

And who it is to blame


Consider Heaven’s way above

Consider God’s command

Consider Jesus’ death for love

And try to understand


From selfishness we seldom stray

Although the truth’s quite plain

Considering we know The Way

Yet live this life in vain


We’re searching down life’s wayward roads

Seeking to turn life’s tide

Still burdened by our sinful loads

Whilst help we’ve cast aside


Though love and help is always near

As Jesus’ hand of peace

Yet full of dread we walk in fear

Still finding no release”.....

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Submitted: Saturday, July 11, 2015

Last Updated: Saturday, July 11, 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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