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Not Just Words.....
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By Michael P. Johnson
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† † †Not Just Words.....

Godís Word describes this two edged sword

As mortal flesh and bone

Coming to earth as Christ The Lord

And true lifeís Corner Stone

Actual on earth to see alive

Quite clear to understand

Helping lifeís journey to survive

Through love and mighty hand

It never slumbers, never rests

Itís active all year round

Godís guiding light through all lifeís tests

Will lead to hallowed ground

To learn to use both night and day

To teach, raise up and guide

To read, ponder, faithful obey

And in our hearts abide

Weíll never fall nor will we fail

When to The Truth we heed

Nor will we land in Satanís jail

When on this fair we feed

It lifts, it scolds, promotes the mind

Quenches the land stone dry

Restores true sight to lost and blind

To seek lifeís facts on high

Penetrating oneís very soul

Dividing marrow and joint

Shining its light toward the goal

Of lifeís eternal point

Only a fool would doubt its worth

And those defiant die

But faithful souls will flee the earth

And rise with Christ on high.....†


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Submitted: Monday, September 2, 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 4, 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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