Michael P. Johnson

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

Truth Needs No Defence - Poem by Michael P. Johnson

All lies fall short, must bend the knee
When facts begin to glow
Where like The Lord and like the sea
All streams of truth must flow

Like dogs to vomit we return
Once more we play as fools
When from the past we fail to learn
When tongues are Satan’s tools

Yet tongues are not alone to blame
The mind can be a snare
Our hands perform their work of shame
That needs so oft repair

We must defend each evil lie
Must hide it night and day
But truth prevails and cannot die
Whatever else we say

Truth needs no mask for prying eyes
From nought it takes to flight
Deceit, though seeks to wear disguise
And fears the searching light

The facts have need of no defence
No truth must end it’s course
Need pay to life, no recompense
For God’s its only source

It’s always firm, always erect
Through tempest storm and gale
No syllable will God reject
When time has come to fail

Deceit will quake before the throne
Bear all the Judge on high
But God claims truth as Jesus’ own
And gives what none can buy…

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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