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A Sanctimonious Fool
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By Michael P. Johnson
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A Sanctimonious Fool

Going to church would be in vain

Thereís nothing there to see

At home Iíve so much more to gain

All mostly total free

Of course; Iím saved, I testify!

I witness those I meet

I know that God wonít let me die

Like pagans on the street

To frequent church I have no need

God hears at home my prayer

From childhood on Iíve had Godís seed

And lifeís eternal share

Iíve no more need to go to church

I know the truth and more!

Heaven wonít leave me in the lurch

Nor close to me lifeís door

No need to tell me where to go

Nor how I ought to pray

I have more knowledge in my toe

Than most in church today

Self-righteous me! Oh no my friend

The facts you fail to see

So donít you judge and then pretend

Youíre more like Christ than me

Allow me live as I see fit

I know the wealth Iíve got

Now go along and do your bit

With that righteous lot

I know of God I know the law

Iím right for judgement day

I know it all Iím more than sure

So just be on your wayÖ...

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Submitted: Friday, July 22, 2011

Last Updated: Friday, July 22, 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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