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The Race of Life
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By Michael P. Johnson
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The Race of Life


There is a race that must be run

By all who dwell the earth

To win; we need through Christ God’s Son

Love’s grace of second birth


To be reborn, is truly grace

That none should ever boast

To help throughout one’s life long race

We need The Holy Ghost


The Breath of God we must receive

Life’s Guide to journey through

From death to take eternal leave

Beginning life anew


Throughout the race we need The Light

That none should fall or stray

Look neither left nor to the right

Along The narrow Way


Nothing in Christ need wear us down

From worldly ties set free

Before us lies a golden crown

Through He who’s face we’ll see


To overcome this arduous race

Life great reward to win

It matters not how swift the pace

But that we flee from sin!


Satanic hurdles may be found

Inducing oft despair

But though they stand in miry ground

They can’t survive true prayer


Those who endure, will God delight 

To give love’s rich reward

With sceptre, ring, enrobed in white

Rapture with The Lord..... 

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Submitted: Thursday, October 11, 2012

Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 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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