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There's More to Life
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By Michael P. Johnson
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There's More to Life


We love to brag of battles won

Boast of worldly powers

Without a thought of Christ God’s Son

Within self made towers


We crave this here, seek that there

Wanting the things we see

But that Jesus would have us share

How swift one’s ‘no’ can be


Yet God should feed the multitude

Should meet man’s daily need

Though every where’s ingratitude

From selfish hearts full greed


Onions we’ve sought in days gone by

Garlic and leeks we crave

But what of He who chose to die?

That man may see no grave


We’re glad of cars, houses, galore

Of palace, yacht and plane

But who giver’s thought of Christ God’s Door

The Key to birth again


Mountains we’ll climb valleys we’ll search

For gold great seas we’ll cruise

But for the jewels promised God’s church

No instant would we lose


Filling up minds with self desire

Bellies with sinful wares

Endangers souls to endless fire

In hell where no one cares


Just spare a thought of things to be

Of life beyond the grave

Pray for those lost who fail to see

The One one’s soul can save ......

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Submitted: Monday, October 26, 2015

Last Updated: Monday, October 26, 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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