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Life's War Within
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By Michael P. Johnson
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Life's War Within

Why has our time on earth to end?

What is this life about?

Why must man's knee to Jesus bend?

While hearts are filled with doubt


Why has all flesh one day to die?

Why is God's curse abroad?

Why does the world make war on high?

Wielding its wilful sword


The fruit we bear from lying lips

Dark deeds endorsed through shame

Such shadows from a mind eclipse

Blaspheme The Father's name


The flesh despises Heaven's rule

Abhors love's voice within

In Satan's arms, it plays the fool

And dies the death of sin


Though deep inside The Truth is known

We hear God's guiding voice

We fail to recognise His throne

Or make His Way our choice


We disobey each royal command

Though power's in His word!

Though life and death is in God's hand

We walk and live absurd


The world believes the devil's lies

That hell is here on earth

Looking at life through selfish eyes

She gives hell's offspring birth


But when love comes with life's true dawn

While Heaven's grace draws near

When flesh through Christ becomes reborn

Darkness will disappear.....Michael P. Johnson


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Submitted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Last Updated: Monday, November 13, 2017

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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