UNDERGROUND VOICES: POETRY
MICHAEL LEE JOHNSON

Jesus Walks

Jesus lives
in a tent
not a temple
coated with blue
velvet sugar
He dances in freedom
of His salvation
with the night and all
days bearing down with sun.
He has billions of ears
hanging from His head
dangling by seashores
listening to incoming prayers.
Sometimes busy hours drive Him
near crazy with buzzing sounds.
He walks near desert bushes
and hears wind tunnels
pushed by pine stinging nettles.
Here in His sacred voice
a whisper and
Pentecostal mind-
confused by hints of
Catholicism and prayers to Mary-
He heals himself in sacred
ponds tossing holy water
over himself--
touching nothing but
humanity He recoils
and finishes his desert
walk somewhat alone.


Mr. Michael Lee Johnson lives in Itasca, IL. After spending 10 years in Edmonton, Alberta Canada during the Vietnam War era. He is a freelance writer, and poet. He has been published in USA, Canada,New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, Turkey, Fuji, Nigeria, India, United Kingdom, Thailand, and Malaysia.

Michael Lee Johnson is a member of Poets & Writers, Inc and Directory of American Poets & Fictions Writers. He is a member of The Illinois Authors Directory, Illinois Center for the Book. He has published 145 poems in 2007 to date. He is the author of The Lost American: From Exile to Freedom The book is also listed at Amazon.com, & Barnes & Noble. Visit his website at Poetryman.mysite.com He is now the publisher, editor of Poetic Legacy. Poetic Legacy is now open for submissions.







2007 Underground Voices