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Easy Street
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By Michael P. Johnson
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† † † † †Easy Street

Because the Lord has much to give

Creationís in His hand

It canít be hard in Christ to live

To dwell The Promised Land

For God consumes our doubts and fears

Through faith The Truth is ours

Heíll surely dry His servantís tears

And give eternal powers

Yet life in Christís no easy one

Whatever people say

Itís not all smiles nor always fun

Walking the righteous way

Of course weíve days where all is well

Where Satanís put to flight

Avoiding that which leads to hell

To walk within The Light

Some think such days should always be

Secure on Zion hill

From worldly cares live high and free

Eating of Christ our fill

We love it when it all goes fine

In Christ we think it should!

We eat the bread we drink the wine

Awaiting more thatís good

But when from Satanís cup we sip

That tastes so sweet inside

From Christ lifeís rope we lose our grip

We slip and often slide

Some slip until we finally fall

So few can stand the strain

Yet those whoíve truly heard The Call

Will pray and start againÖ..


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Submitted: Sunday, December 23, 2012

Last Updated: Sunday, December 23, 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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