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With Hands Outstretched
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By Michael P. Johnson
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With Hands Outstretched


Though people walk away from you

Though friends and family stray

Walk virtuously with love in view

Along life’s narrow way


Let love your heart and soul ignite

Stand firm amidst the fray  

A flame within the murky night 

Revealing world decay


Pray righteousness would take the field

God’s Fire on heads would fall

That ignorance to truth would yield

To answer Heaven’s call


Pray all imprisoned nations free

Religious head would bow

Tradition’s eyes would learn and see

To grasp Salvation’s Plough


God will’s for ‘all’ to thrive on earth

Each colour faith and creed

Through faith in Christ, receive new birth

To further plant life’s seed


Although most have their different views

Of self few see a flaw

Yet God wants ‘all’ to hear The News

Leading through Heaven’s Door


We need the facts to understand

Through He who gives us life

Through whom we take each other’s hand

And cease our foolish strife


Let’s scrutinize our neighbour’s ways

Each book by which we live

Humbly seek The Ancient of Days

For what He longs to give.....

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Submitted: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Last Updated: Monday, May 16, 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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