Michael P. Johnson

Gold Star - 7,374 Points (7th Nov.1943 / New Silksworth / Sunderland Co/Durham England)

Pray Out Your Past..... - Poem by Michael P. Johnson

In truth, my life's no more my own
Since Heaven called to me
Since Jesus took my heart of stone
And made completely free

Free of man's selfish wanton way
Satanic thirst for lust
Desire to walk and live astray
Until one turns to dust

Praying my past be forgiven
Believing life's facts I've heard
No longer by devils driven
I live by Heaven's Word

Though perfection's long not reached yet
Although each day I try
There'll be no tear of regret
Until the day I die

Since with Heaven's Promise received
I've hope, through faith to trust
What true saints before have believed
In Jesus, pure and just

Its faith in Christ that breaks hell's chains
Salvation lights its dawn
When seeing Christ forever reigns
God's children are reborn

Born in spirit, through Jesus blood
Who willingly repent
Choosing to walk the Way they should
Through grace in love, God sent

Be awesomely glad as I am
Knowing salvation's true
Knowing the power, of God's Lamb
Will change both me and you.....

Topic(s) of this poem: christian

Comments about Pray Out Your Past..... by Michael P. Johnson

  • Denis Martindale (9/27/2014 3:40:00 AM)

    You may prefer to write in a precise style eg 8 syllables then 6 then 8 then 6. While this style isn't easy, we can get more if we keep reading the written lines to confirm they fit or not. I've tried this style for years and found it most helpful. I use it for my Christian poetry and my Stephen Gayford wildlife poetry.

    Your poetry doesn't flow smoothly, but it does contain a lot of pure thoughts that keep the Christian reader interested. When we use the Name Of Jesus as in Jesus's robe or Jesus' robe or Jesu's robe, the poetry isn't always helpful as if we were to use Christ's robe or the Lord's robe or even the Rabbi's robe.

    So when the syllables don't fit using certain names or words we may have to rethink the phrasing. Apart from a few phrases, I noticed a few errors like it is shortened to its instead of it's. Sometimes a comma when it wasn't meant to be there. But all things considered, there's a lot going for this poetry. Sincerity of purpose, faith in the future, becoming a follower of the Way.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 27, 2014

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