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In Jail Again
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By Michael P. Johnson
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In Jail Again

Countless have heard Salvation's cry
Many in time will say
I'm born again I'll never die
Until; they fall away!

When was it last you deeply cried?
You felt your heart would bleed
When did you pray God turn life's tide?
For someone else in need

When did you feel secure and strong?
Why do you always fail?
Look what you say what you do wrong
For which you end in jail

Your stars don't shine you're in eclipse
You're world's falling apart
Could it be Christ is on your lips?
But not within the heart

If this is you; yet life you seek
You need life's guiding Light
Confess to God where still you're weak
So Christ can set you right

Don't look to man to hold your hands
When ice is wearing thin
Men slip and slide but Jesus stands
In Him; we'll always win

Don't let God's Lamb be just a phase
His eyes have all in view
Up hills down vales through life's great maze
Jesus will see us through

True knowledge dawns on those who wait
Wisdom on bended knee
The Truth will open freedom's gate
For Jesus is the key.....


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Submitted: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Last Updated: Thursday, November 9, 2017

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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