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Jesus and How He Must Have Felt, Most Poems—Michael Lee Johnson

Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada, the Vietnam era. Today he is a poet in the greater Chicagoland area, IL. He has 262 YouTube poetry videos. Michael Lee Johnson is an internationally published poet in 44 countries, several published poetry books, nominated for 4 Pushcart Prize awards and 5 Best of the Net nominations. He is editor-in-chief of 3 poetry anthologies, all available on Amazon, and has several poetry books and chapbooks. He has over 443 published poems. Michael is the administrator of 6 Facebook Poetry groups. Member Illinois State Poetry Society: Do not forget to consider me for Best of the Net or Pushcart nomination!

Jesus and How He Must Have Felt (V3)

By Michael Lee Johnson

Jesus and How He Must Have Felt (Spoken Word)

Staggering out Wee-Willy's

dumpy dive bar, drooped eyes,

my feelings desensitizing,

confusing my avocado fart,

at 3:20 a.m., with last night

splash on of Brut aftershave.

Whispering to my outcast

self-sounding more like pending death.

My body detaching from myself,

numbed by winter's fingers.

I creak up these outside stairs

to my apartment after an all-night drunk,

cheap Tesco's Windsor Castle

London Dry Gin—on the rocks.

I thought of Jesus

how He must have felt

during His resurrection

dragging His holy body

up that endless stairwell

spiraling toward heaven.

Most Poems

By Michael Lee Johnson

Most Poems (Spoken Word) 

Most poems are pounded out

in emotional flesh, sometimes

physical skin scalped feelings.

It’s a Jesus hanging on a cross

a Mary kneeling at the bottom

not knotted in love but roped,

a blade of a bowie knife


I look for the kicker line

the close at the bottom

seek a public poetry forum

to cheer my aspirations on.

I hear those far away voices

carrying my life away-

a retreat into insanity.



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