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Just A Picture.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Just a picture upon a wall

A dog and a few sheep

Salvation used a soul to call

Eternally, to keep


But this was never known at first

With roaming eyes elsewhere

For which a youth, hungered with thirst

Nothing else seemed to care


With wine, women, in Satan’s bed

With drugs, he craved much more

With cheating, stealing, devils led

Till police; knocked his door


Jail brought no women, drugs or beer

But oh; his fellow man

Taught this scoundrel, such fear

Repentance soon began


The bible soon, he sought to read

From light of the new day sun

Page after page, his soul he’d feed

Until each day was done


It’s then; he saw the picture scene

The dog was Jesus! The Lord

The sheep was the fool he had been

That felt the judge’s sword


One day, was not as all before

When facts had been received

Truth opened his prison door

When suddenly he believed


Truth had set this prisoner free

Had crushed his world to dust

Granted true life with Guarantee

JESUS!!! Not; selfish lust…..

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Submitted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 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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