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Fighting Ignorance.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Religion is the devil’s thing

Satanic in disguise

Where people repetitive sing

Where brass cloaks off the skies

 

Religion is not for living

As God, Himself relays

For widows and children giving

Love’s fire to set ablaze

 

Religion has caused so many wars

Has tortured killed and burned

Closed, countless friend and families doors

Why has the church not learned?

 

Traditions too oft hinder souls

Oblivious to why

When faithful seeking true life’s goals

Fall on The Way on high

 

Not all traditions are factual true

Passed down as though God said

But things religion’s found to do

When false accounts are read

 

So one says that some others this

Where untaught try research

It’s not surprising God’s mark they miss

Is given to the church

 

Where years and years they’ve been received

By seekers on The Way

By faithful souls widely believed

Confusing sheep today!

 

Till countless millions know not how

God’s word seems hard to drink

Wisdom hesitates speaking now

Knowing how churches think…..


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Submitted: Sunday, August 12, 2018

Last Updated: Sunday, August 12, 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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