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The Father of Lies
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By Michael P. Johnson
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The Father of Lies

They say I cheat always I lie

I lead astray I cause to die

It isnít true I donít deceive

I never knew Adam or Eve

They say I tempt man night and day

Beguiling those who kneel and pray

Believe me now these words I share

Iíll never stop a child in prayer

Mistakes about the cross I made

Failing to see how debts were paid

I saw Him die I saw His end

How can you still on Christ depend?

You canít believe all people say

Like fools no time they seek to pray

Around their necks a cross they wear

Believe you me I wouldnít dare

Perhaps my future looks quite dim

Iíve lost it all because of Him

Perchance Iíll get another go

Then Iíll show that so and so

Heaven or hell, it all depends

If I succeed with all my friends

Yet if you come to hell with me

First try to steal me back the key

Perhaps youíll bring some light down here

Some water too, hereís none I fear

Itís awfully warm I get no chills

The fuel is free He sends no bills

Eternity Iím bound to stay

If you should leave The Christ today

I have a place for you prepared

Just sin my friend and donít be scaredÖ..

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Submitted: Monday, October 29, 2012

Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 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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