WordChimes poetry chimes
Chime Of The Day
Poetry Chimes
Newest Poems
Featured Poet
Poet Chimers
Child Chimes
Chime Links
ENC--Class of '55
WordChimes Founder Quentin Clingerman
Contact Us

It's Hard for the Rich
Viewed Last 24 Hours: 0 time

By Michael P. Johnson
Other Poems by Michael P. Johnson



The ďRichĒ can mean so many things

The obvious apart

What wisdom, beauty, knowledge brings

Can ruin or break oneís heart

The rich may seem to have no need

They have it all on earth

But do they have Lifeís Holy Seed

The Way to second birth

More precious than the finest gold

As rich as man may be

Money canít buy what isnít sold

For Heavenís Dove comes free!

To be of wealth, is not a shame

Though fortuneís can abuse

Itís what we do in Heavenís name

Which way in life we choose

Wealth finds it hard to seek the Lord

Through Christ to gain lifeís crown

But not for those in truth afford

To lay their riches down

Before this gem of humble thought

Can turn a rich manís head

True wealth, through Christ must first be bought

To serve; once ďIĒ is dead

To self; one dies till born again

Affluence is restored

When Christ inside can truly reign

And be the rich oneís Lord

No camelís yet reduced in size

Enters an needleís eye

But Jesusí rich may gain the prize

No wealth could ever buy....

Timely Comments on this Poem

No comments currently exist for this poem.

Submit Your Comment

(will be kept private)

Please enter the code above into the box below:

Submitted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 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.

Other Poems by Michael P. Johnson

[Add Your Poem]

[Chime Of The Day] [Poetry Chimes] [New Chimes] [Poet Chimers] [Blog] [Chime Links] [ENC--Class of '55] [Home]