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Which Of The Two.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Begging outside a rich man’s doors

He sat within the dust

Though dogs would lick his many sores

But still in God he’d trust


Although the man could see him there

Although his need was plain

Though rich and had so much to share

The beggar begged in vain


Which of the two are you today?

Which of the two am I?

What will The Judge of judges say?

Beyond the day we die


Unlike a fool who’ll laugh and scoff

Seek wisdom whilst you may

For even dogs are better off

Knowing their master’s way


To love!  The beggar man rose anew

The rich man God abhorred

Perhaps one needs to change their view

As servants of The Lord


To Christ alone the wise will turn

In Him alone we’re blessed

But fools refuse and in hell burn

Without a moment’s rest


Our doors we need to open wide

Not only with a prayer

But welcome all to come inside

To all God gives to share


The Bible’s real God’s Word is true

Through which God sows life’s seed

Perhaps in me perhaps in you

To meet another’s need…..

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Submitted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Last Updated: Saturday, September 16, 2017

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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