Caged Bird

Poem By Maya Angelou

So many preachers, are sending
Sinners seeking God's grace
Where teachers, teach pretending
God's spoken face to face

With deceit their deeds defending
Wily as devils sly
With truth, dishonesty, blending
With cunning words they'll lie

God's sheep on Jesus depending
Hoping justly to live
Within the arms, wide still extending
Eternal life to give

From this soul, truthful intending
Who true life's Way can see
With heart and soul's recommending
Visit Salvation's tree

Come to The Truth! with knees bending
Where life's facts make one wise
Who with faith will be transcending
Above, beyond, man's lies

Until then, though comprehending
With lost, blind, souls in view
Till knowledge of Christ, need mending
Much work remains to do

Notwithstanding condescending
Deceiving Preachers, who steal
Who need more than mere suspending
But jail without appeal

With church rapture now impending
No longer deaf and blind
Beware before ear lending
Those with selfishness in mind.....

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