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

A Doctor's Mistake
Viewed Last 24 Hours: 0 time

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

A Doctor's Mistake

While towns flourish teeming with life

With all colours and creeds

In one of them lived with his wife

A doctor with certain needs


Life and practice were more than good

He’d friends on every side 

Yet took to drugs so oft he could

That soon would turn the tide


One day a sad mistake was made

A fault he tried to hide

With pills a man in bed was laid

Who very nearly died


His therapy was false of course

The doctor was so high

The dose he gave could kill a horse

A man would surely die


For years had prayed the doctor’s wife

Fervently night and day

For God to change her husband’s life

And take the drugs away


Her prayers were heard God saw how long

His child suffered in tears

Although her husband’s deeds were wrong

God freed them of their fears


The doctor’s heart began to melt

Grateful he knelt there too

“Oh Lord my God what guilt I’ve felt

Since knowing You are true”


Salvation came because a wife

Had knelt in fervent prayer

Not only had her husband life

Eternity they’ll share......

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: Sunday, July 24, 2011

Last Updated: Sunday, July 24, 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]