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Without Christ

Updated on November 10, 2014
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Maurice Bishop, a powerful, spoken word Poet currently serving in the United States Army. Published Author & Motivational Speaker.

I lived my life like an actor on stage so I'll stop acting.

Without Christ in my life I'm in a plane with no captain,

No parachute when I'm crashing,

Because I live for excitement and action like speeding in a car without my seat belt fasten.

And if I'm napping I'm probably relaxing at night in the mist of assassins.

Spirits clapping, celebrating and laughing and attacking my spirit for their own satisfaction,

But without Christ I can't even shout his name to erase the distraction.

Satan kingdom building and never collapsing.

I know in the dark roads I'll probably choose to reap what I sow,

And let sin slice my life like fractions with no one to make me whole.

So I'll probably run around with a hole in my soul.

And when my nightmare shows and began to grow.

I can't even change the channel of my life like t.v. without a remote control.

Without Christ in my life there's no meaning of living.

Like an ear that don't listen, a mind with no decisions, and a car with no keys that you put in the ignition.

Listen I can't be tripping,

Because me on this earth is like waking up without the sun being risen.

No value in my life like Geneva watches when the diamonds missing.

It's even worst when it don't even shine or glisten.

Without Christ I'm like dry land with nothing to rain on.

Climbing mountains without a rope to hang on.

Sickness with no medicine to make the pain gone.

And a rim without even having a ball to bang on.

I'm worthless like going to war with no troops.

No bullet proof,

Guns with no bullets to shoot.

And if it's raining, it's like staying in your house without even having a roof.

Blood on Paper
Blood on Paper

Blood on Paper is an emotional and heartfelt poetic pieces that ministers the gospel of Jesus Christ to the hearts, minds, and souls of the urban youth. Maurice 'Wisdom' Bishop powerful and poetic words takes you on a journey of his past experiences, the lives of others, and illustrating stories to show you God's love for us; as well as those who reject him. His powerful and anointed words will cause you to examine your own life and make a decision that will change your life forever. Maurice 'Wisdom' Bishop was born and raised in South Philly. He is currently serving in the United States Army and is deployed to Iraq. He will be back in the states this year. Before he joined the army, Maurice performed his poetry in churches as well as other places such as; Drexel University, World Live Café, YMCA Recreation Center, 2006 Youth Poetry Slam at the Free Library of Philadelphia (Semifinalist), etc. Although deployed to Iraq, Wisdom performed at the Memorial Hall Talent Show; as well as Talil Chapel Christmas Concert. Wisdom words are powerful, anointed, inspiring and life changing.



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      Addriene 3 years ago

      I came, I read this article, I coreqenud.

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 5 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Thank you flaskmakeit. I really appreciate it. Much Love and Respect to you.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      You are a Christian who has been blessed with a talent of rapping in the name of the lord!!! Bless up! Vote up!

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 5 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Thanks Princess for the comment and I'm glad you enjoy the read and the video. God Bless

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      Princess Prisca 5 years ago from Heaven living on Earth


      I came across your piece on the HomePage and I am thrilled that I did. I just love it, for several reasons...

      I am a Christian and your words ring true with wisdom and complete understanding of our NEED for Jesus Christ.

      Great job on the video as well.


      Ciao...Princess Prisca

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 5 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Thank you both for commenting. And us Denice I guess separating the lines does help. Lol.

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Another great poem, Maurice. I see you are continuing to separate the lines, and I suppose it does help the 'eye' follow it, haha.

      Thanks for adding the video again. :)

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      Elenin 5 years ago from So Cal

      Impressive. Your words reminded me to do something that I had forgotten. Thanks.

      Without Christ in my life there's no meaning of livin

      Remember you forgot – it’s like tak’n a shiv in

      I thought ‘we’ were out of Iraq, apparently ‘we’ forgot you. Take care short timer.

      I appreciate your service to our country and your words of wisdom.

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 5 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Thank you so much for the comment. I'm definitely going to try to look that author up. Sounds very interesting. Much love and respect

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Wisdom, I love the imagery here and the rhythm of your poem. I'm one who prefers poetry that has music in it, and yours does.

      Its funny, your last image of a house without a roof brought back something from a book I read once. Catherine Marshall is a famous Christian writer who once wrote about her dreams. She said that she had a dream once that her house had no roof on it. She was very ill at the time. That roofless house image is something we all instinctively understand to mean, "danger."

      And I agree with you that without Christ, we all live in a "roofless house."

      Up and awesome!