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Leaches Beware
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Leaches Beware


Before to gold we bend our knee

Before we lose our soul

Consider God, the facts we see

If life’s to be our goal


The Day of Judgements’ close at hand

When reasons will unfold

Why some have sought The Promised Land

And others temporal gold


Beware who’ll teach The Father’s sheep

Who’ll preach to lambs reborn

Many through greed in hell will weep

Beyond The Youngest dawn


Beware who thirst for worldly fame

For wealth on high church stools

Who’s walk is down the path of shame

Who fleece God’s sheep as fools


We need our Sheppard God to fear

His precious flock to love

Encouraging the saints down here

Whilst on The Way above


Best now The Truth to read again

Through guidance, love and grace

Repent and flee eternal pain

Before we see God’s face


God’s neither deaf blind, or dumb 

He knows who’ll cheat and lie

He knows true servants when they come

Who seek love’s wage on high


For nothing more for nothing less

But that for Jesus’ few

Will not a faithful child confess?

Standing one’s calling true….. 

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Submitted: Sunday, April 24, 2016

Last Updated: Sunday, April 24, 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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