Michael P. Johnson

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

To Be In Love Like You - Poem by Michael P. Johnson

“There is no God up in the air
Nor devil, down in hell
I don’t believe Christ’s life we share
Nor foolishness you tell

You say God’s love flows like a stream
That Jesus is His Son
That all who come, will Christ redeem
No matter what we’ve done

Such rot; my friend, I can’t believe
No God for me; would die
With such a tale you can’t deceive
It’s all a bear faced lie

Where can I find this Lord of yours?
With holes; in hands and feet?
The one you say His love just pours
This man! I’d love to meet

True love myself; I’ve never had
There never was, for me
Yet now you say, although I’m bad
He’s come to give it free!

I’d like to see and shake His hand
I’ll meet Him anywhere!
Perhaps He’ll help me understand
Why no-one seems to care

I need; some love, I’m on my own
I yearn for love that’s deep
Most every night while all-alone
I cry myself to sleep

It sounds so good, the things you say
If only half! Is true
I’d give my heart to Christ today
To be in love like you.”

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  • (2/24/2009 2:36:00 PM)

    Nothing short of absolutely superb. Wit, irony, bittersweetness (if that's a word) , honesty, and a disclaimer by virtue of the inverted commas. Oh, yeh. t x (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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