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Waste Not Want Not
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Waste Not Want Not


Life’s wanted; when one fails to find

The Way to Heaven’s Door

Erring as ever deaf and blind

As countless fools before


Life’s wasted when we fail to seek

The Saviour’s guiding Hand

Who calls the lost strengthens the weak

And helps to live as planned


But fools will rant,  will twist and sway

Think life is all a game

Happy to live the devil’s way

Within their bed of sham


Continually in filth they lie

Habitually obscene

In danger till the day they die

With none to intervene


No force is used by Heaven’s Hand

Man’s free to pick and choose

The way to hell or Promised Land

To win through Christ or loose


So though He lives and loves to share

Though Christ still reaches out

Yet fools living most everywhere

Will die rambling in doubt


Let wisdom reign whilst Christ is nigh

Whilst grace is offered free

Repent, call out Christ’s name on high

And humbly bend your knee


Allow God’s Truth to penetrate

Repent your life of crime

Seek Christ! The Key to Heaven’s Gate

Waste no more priceless time….. 

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Submitted: Sunday, August 14, 2016

Last Updated: Sunday, August 14, 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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