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Be a Jewel
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Be a Jewel


Do you have doubt that Jesus Lives?

With one foot in the grave

Rejecting light that Heaven gives

Being the devil’s slave


You live confused afraid to die

Life’s walk has been in vain

Sparing no thought of God on high

Believing it all insane


Drinking the devil’s cheap sweet wine

Making you drunk and blind

You’ve turned you back on facts divine

As though you’d lost your mind


In life you need a lightning rod

Made up of love and care

Diverting thoughts direct to God

Converting them to prayer


Consult The Lord in all your ways

Your God who all can see

Walk in His presence all your days

And watch the devil flee


You went to school you’re not so dumb

You’re not bogged down with pride

You’ve heard that Christ again will come

To take Himself a bride


A bride made up from such as you

And someone just like me

Someone prepared to change their view

And train their eyes to see


Why continue this fools charade?

Playing the devil’s clown

Leave his party, join God’s parade

As jewel in Jesus’ crown.....

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Submitted: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 5, 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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