Lifted Up on High

I saw the light beyond the dawn and searched to find the night,

All alone and in despair, I fought for what was right,

And in due time I realized my journey took me home,

To what I knew before the days when I was all alone’.

 

The moments drifted ever by and sailed into a place,

Where lost in darkness I searched to find the meaning of true grace,

And You appeared in prayers I’d prayed which lifted me on high,

Far above the miseries of lonely darkened nights.

 

And lost within this tomb of life,

Beneath the sky filled stars,

I reach to find your hand to hold,

And take the step into His world and that which lies beyond’.

 

For You, dear Lord do know my walk,

Each footprint I will make,

The moments of my beating heart,

Each step I walk, each breath I take.

 

And in this never-ending hope,

Which searches for an anointed way,

I ask dear Lord that you will guide,

Each path that I might take today.

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Johnny Johnstonhttp://www.blufengr-art.com/
An artist/writer as well as graduate of the University of South Carolina with degrees in journalism/20th Century American Literature, and retired senior executive of several international hotel/resort corporations, Johnny is the product of the south having been raised in the ever-changing transient lifestyle of a Carolina coastal resort. A point where he discovered, within his 300-year-old heritage and the world's dramatic social/cultural shifts during the late '60s to early 80’s an ambitious hunger and overwhelming curiosity to touch, see and become a participant in the virtually unlimited possibilities offered to those who wish for and seek life experiences. A journey which when hearing its details initially makes one a bit skeptical, questioning its validity as it is hard to imagine that incidents such as these may have crossed one man’s lifetime. This is the fodder required to step into zones exposing one's personal inner self, which many of his paintings and the words he writes do, openly. An ability to see and hear the tragic, beautiful, accomplished, exciting journey in a life free of inhibitions allowing others the opportunity to live vicariously and become, through his works, a part of its future. His larger works which have been featured in several Colorado and Fredericksburg Texas galleries and resorts have produced a number of collectors and fans. However, over the years, his paintings are mostly viewed by friends, enthusiastic new artist encountered on the streets or a small number of acquaintances he meets when dining in local cafés with his wife.

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Len Bernat
Len Bernat

Johnny – I have to agree with Larry – the grace in this poem is heartfelt – well done, my friend.

Larry Tyler
Larry Tyler

Johnny this is beautiful. Strong Ink with a large dose of grace.

Joel Elveson
Joel Elveson

Johnny, it’s easy to get lost in the power, meaning, and beauty of your words.

Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
Lynn Forrester-Pitocco

Once again, the words speak volumes

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