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Forgiveness Rules.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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A dispute courts oft disaster

May pave a crooked path

Make hatred a lifelong master

Leading to endless wrath

 

Yet simple gestures here or there

A love word, spoken low

Forgiveness may flourish anywhere

Within it’s awesome flow

 

Where houses are asunder torn

Where families writhe in hate

Oft witness life’s eternal dawn

When love opens its gate

 

Through open hand, through outstretched arm

With smile on humble face

Through tending wounds, with true love’s balm

God shares forgiving grace

 

It’s easy to hate, where love’s grown thin

Where un-forgiveness rules

Despondency gives rise to sin

And captures souls of fools

 

What hope can un-forgiveness find?

Where can salvation reign?

To save the lost, to guide the blind

To life’s eternal plain

 

Forgiveness; comes from God on high

Oft like coals of fire

To aid a selfish spirit die

And humble self-desire

 

Who’ll be seen right, who’ll be found wrong?

Whose course will run supreme?

When judgement sings its righteous song

Beyond life’s trying stream…..


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Submitted: Thursday, July 5, 2018

Last Updated: Thursday, July 5, 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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