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Such Foolishness
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By Michael P. Johnson
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†††† Such foolishness

ďYou sit content at Jesusí feet

My milk was good, now taste the meat

My daily bread is always new

But take no more than you can chew

Remain in me doubt foolish doubt

Through faith Iíll turn your life about

Receive my Holy Ghost my child

And through His help be reconciled

Now rid yourself of every care

It matters not what clothes you wear

Iím not concerned how good you look

To me your heartís an open book

Come in tatters or finest gown

The choice is mine whoíll wear lifeís crown

But welcome all who come inside

If truly now youíre Jesusí bride

Cast all your foolish things away

Itís not for these I died that day

I came to free my faithful few

Not to put new chains on you

Why is it sin no hat to wear?

Why should I mind or even care?

A child in rags Iíll love no less

Than those who wear the finest dress

Be wise my child Iíve set you free

Just leave the things you wear to me

I know whatís good I know whatís right

Religion sets a child to flight

Pharisees taught such things as these

But man; not God they sought to please

Important is that none should fall

Sinner or saint, I love you allĒ.....


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Submitted: Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Last Updated: Thursday, March 8, 2012

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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