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Freedom Inside
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Freedom Inside


Watching the world parade below

Faces and thoughts unknown

Rivers of sin in constant flow

Yet God is on His throne


Though God is King and living Lord

Creation’s at His feet

Satanic ways are still adored

By rebels on the street


Looking between these window bars

Praying within my cell

I see the lost in racing cars

Driving the road to hell


The same I’ve travelled oft before

Festooned with life’s debris

Till Jesus tapped upon this door

And set my spirit free


Accepting Christ, God’s Living Word

My eyes have open wide

Still prisoner, yet like a bird

I’m free to fly outside


So full of joy and yet I cry

At peace, yet sad within

While those considered free still die

In robes of wanton sin


Praise God such things are in the past

No longer Satan’s fool

I serve The Father First & Last

Since Jesus came to rule


So now within this jail I pray

For those in sin without

That they like me, be free one day

God’s grateful praise to shout.....

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Submitted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Last Updated: Friday, September 4, 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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