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Silver or Gold......
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Of silver or gold have I none

But what I have is free

In The Name of Jesus God’s Son

Walk in The Light and see

 

It’s wonderful to serve The Lord

To know one’s God’s alive

To realize one can afford

Even on earth to thrive

 

While in this world we’re passing through

There’s nothing wrong with wealth

Nor serving Jesus lifelong true

From youth in splendid health

 

But thinking that you serve God well

While stealing sacred fruit

You’re on the way to darkest hell

In Satan’s hot pursuit

 

He’s in the workings of your mind

Seeking your very soul

Making you deaf making you blind

To life’s most priceless goal

 

The devil has you in his will

You fail to see what’s real

He wants God’s church and you to kill

And at his feet to kneel

 

While millions die more millions starve

Without a single cent

You idolize your golden calf

Believing God’s content

 

Grow wise, foolish obstinate child

Instead of self; seek well

Walk Heaven’s Way be reconciled

And help to empty hell.....


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Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2018

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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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