Michael P. Johnson

Is Your Mind Made Up

Healthy and wealthy are everywhere
Thriving as none before
Yet few show love or lend a care
Beyond their own front door


No thought of Him who gave us life
Who causes faith and trust
Who cures all ills, ends all strife
And turns our foes to dust


Because in life all nature’s free
We shake with doubt our head
So few give thanks or bend their knee
For love or daily bread


Neighbours we see as dreaded foe
And God we treat the same
But still His blessings flow and flow
To glorify His name


Yet wayward eyes fail truth to see
Through hearts as cold as stone
Resources that could easily be
Remain the world unknown


There's no true love in selfish hearts
Nor in a worldly soul
Will mercy be when life departs
Before one's yearned for goal


What value is a single breath
Or prayer to save from ruin
Just ask the sick, those near to death
Singing a different tune


Just ask yourself what’s really true
What life on earth is for
Think of God examine your view
Are still your thoughts so sure

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 21, 2008

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Comments about Is Your Mind Made Up by Michael P. Johnson

  • Justin Mata (2/21/2008 1:49:00 PM)

    Good poem.... thought provoking for sure

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