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Is Life Passing You by?
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By Michael P. Johnson
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    Is Life Passing You By?

Does life appear to pass you by?

You feel you’re out of touch

You think it better if you’d die

The pressure’s all too much


Too oft it seems you fail to cope

Life’s burdens hard to bear

You feel the future’s void of hope

For you there’s no-one there


Your friends of old are long since gone

Your family life’s a mess

It seems so hard you can’t go on

Beneath your daily stress


Relentless hardship daunts your mind

Worry on every side

From deep despair you can’t unwind

No one can turn the tide


Sickness has paid so oft a call

Troubles are far from few

Problems are anything but small

With no relief in view


Through sleepless nights, days void of rest

With nerves forever taught

Such palpitations fill your chest

Is death your last resort?


Others who’ve died have caused you tears

Devoid of love, alone

Isolation of many years

Has made your heart like stone


Yet though it seems there’s no way out

You’ll never win the fight

Believe in Christ be rid of doubt

Come to the realm of Light…..

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Submitted: Saturday, August 10, 2013

Last Updated: Saturday, August 10, 2013

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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