Michael P. Johnson

Gold Star - 7,370 Points (7th Nov.1943 / New Silksworth / Sunderland Co/Durham England)

A Child Calling - Poem by Michael P. Johnson

Can anybody hear me?
Does anybody care?
Will anybody help me see?
If God is truly there

If You are real and Heaven's true
If hell's eternal flame
What can I say or ever do?
To rid myself of shame

I've read or heard of Jesus Christ
But did He really live?
Was He The Lamb You sacrificed
Eternal life to give

If You are there please tell me straight
If I may hear Your voice
I'll surely not procrastinate
Making Your Way my choice

I'll give my heart into Your hands
I'll give my soul as well
I'll try obeying Your commands
To free myself from hell

Some say if I would call Your name
Say Jesus is Your Son
He'll bear for me the total blame
And pardon all I've done

I know I've practiced selfish things
Uttered most evil words
Yet could I still get angel wings
To live and fly like birds

Perhaps it sounds a little strange
Perhaps I could be wrong
But surely God can things arrange
For me to join His throng


Comments about A Child Calling by Michael P. Johnson

  • (4/5/2008 12:00:00 PM)


    «A thought torment …», but read with interest … (Report) Reply

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  • (4/3/2008 5:34:00 PM)


    I love your poems and how the narrator questions their beliefs but yet seem to accept God in the end. Keep writing (Report) Reply

  • (4/1/2008 8:46:00 AM)


    Free will allows us to make our own travel arrangements regardless of whatever destination proves to be our final one. Forgive yourself first and then move on. Nice work Michael. Thought provoking. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 31, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 10, 2013


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