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Life in Black and White
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Life in Black and White


God’s word is living food and drink

By grace He longs to give

Changing the very way we think

Changing our way to live


Beneath the shadow of our King

His servant’s eyes can see

Midst Heaven’s Light true souls can sing

Obedience is the key


True hearts will yield to love and grace

God’s peace in flowing steams

The guarantee to see His face

Outweighs one’s hopes and dreams


Life’s truth’s made clear in black and white

God’s secret things revealed

Unadorned within plain in sight

When to His Son we yield


Impossible for fools to see

Sinful with hearts full pride

But those with faith whom Christ set free

There’s nothing more to hide


How great His love full wondrous bliss

Such peace raining from high

Receiving life’s awakening kiss

Vowing never to die


God’s living Word we need to read

Making election sure

Allowing Truth as planted seed

To grow through Heaven’s Door


To grow within a sinful mind

Each shameful heart and soul

Guiding the deaf the lost and blind

To life’s most perfect goal......

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Submitted: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Last Updated: Thursday, September 17, 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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