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Together Hand in Hand
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By Michael P. Johnson
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“Be quick and give your chocolate kid
Or else you’ll feel my toe
Let’s midge off school and spend your quid
Don’t let your mother know

Friend; that was you! Remember how
You always played the fool?
I see you are a preacher now
From all us kids at school

So rough you were, you’d often fight
You used to pull my hair
You scratched my face. You’d kick and bite
My clothes; you’d even tear”

“Yes that was true, I’m sad to say
Though no one ever knew
When first I saw you kneel and pray
‘Twas I who envied you

I knew you always thought me rough
In truth! I’d just pretend
Outside I only acted tough
Because I had no friend

But praise the Lord, you’re preaching too!
Yet when I heard you phone
I gave no thought, that that was you!
Yet all to God was known”

“Yes looking back, it now seems odd
From you; I’d run a mile
But now we both are serving God
All we can do is smile”

“I’m also pleased, I won’t pretend
Yet now; I understand
So come! Let’s praise God’s name my friend
Together! Hand in hand…. .

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Submitted: Friday, July 15, 2011

Last Updated: Friday, July 15, 2011

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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