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By Michael P. Johnson
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† † †Life's not all Roses

We pray in Christ for things to come

We want them then and there

We think it strange and often dumb

When still the cupboardís bare

Silver and gold should now! Be ours

The choice of Heavenís wealth

Great miracles, fantastic power

Blessings and perfect health

Not always will we prosper here

Christ never said we should

But who His name now learn to fear

God tells one day we would

A banker deals in stocks and shares

Not God, as some believe

Who think in Christ, all wealth is theirs ĖLk.15:12

May soon begin to grieve

Weíre here to work, the world to tell ĖGen.3:19

Through love to open eyes

Teach now in Christ the facts of hell

Make friend and foe, God wise

Through Christ, to show all right from wrong

Godís Way to understand

Lifeís† journey may be hard and long

Before the Promised Land

The good, on earth donít always reign

Nor righteous people win

No evil seems to toil in vain

But prosper through its sin

Yet Jesus knows oneís every need

His eyes see far and wide

He knows Godís wheat, the devilís weed

And every thought inside..Ö

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Submitted: Friday, December 14, 2012

Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 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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