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Repent & Serve
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Repent & Serve


Take score of self be well advised

Turn from Satan’s wily schemes

Repent of evil idolized

And live beyond your dreams


We see the world in disarray

Our friends our neighbour’s need

The thirst the hunger of today

The constant rise of greed


Man’s eye can see the way we live

The selfishness within

“What” will one ask “Have you to give?

Living like me in sin”


Our sleeves we need to roll up high

Our backs we need to bend

Seek guidance where to what and why

Wherever God will send


Our wealth is not for us alone

Receiving daily bread

We need to soften hearts of stone

And raise the walking dead


Through love, the lost may come to see

The miracle of Christ

May understand to set them free

God’s Son was sacrificed


We’ll see them come in droves and herds

With contrite heart and soul

Seeing we’re more than mere words

Out on a Sunday stroll


Through selfless deeds true love’s displayed

With shoulders to the wheel

We’ll show the sheep who’ve erred and strayed

God & salvation’s real….. 

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Submitted: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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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