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Repent or Burn
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Repent or Burn


Of sin of shame, of evil seen
From filth that leads to hell
We pray Jesus would make us clean
To live and serve Him well


We frequent church we offer praise
we pray on bended knees
On Heaven’s shore we seek to gaze
Still God we fail to please


We brag God’s Spirit’s in our heart
Sing hymns with smiling face
Yet with hell’s tongue we’ll tear apart
Another saved by grace


Our hateful tongues are never still
Slanderous ways aren’t few
with smiling face we cheat and kill
and say we’re born anew


That spoken in the secret sphere
one’s chosen words of bile
When Heaven echo’s loud and clear
let’s see if then we smile


The Lord God’s eyes are far from blind
judging the quick and dead
He sees inside each heart and mind
The things we’ve done and said?


The day when books are open wide
when all has been revealed
will Jesus see you as a bride?
Whom God has richly sealed?


Or will you rue your wayward tongue?
The filth you’ve had to tell?
Regret of all the evil sung?
Eternal days in hell…..

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Submitted: Monday, July 27, 2015

Last Updated: Monday, July 27, 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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