The Walk-Point (A Poem)

All need a walk-point
A place they won’t go
A line they won’t cross when the
Price is too low

All need a walk-point (to)
Show self respect
Things they allow and
Things they reject

All need a walk-point (with)
How time is spent
Energy’s finite so
Don’t waste a cent

What is your walk-point?
When do you go? (With)
Cash, time, or people (should)
Sometimes say no

“You’ll look down the streets, look them over with care
About some you’ll say “I don’t choose to go there.”
-Dr. Seuss

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Work & Rest (a poem)

“Fatigue is the common enemy of us all, so slow down and rest up.”
-Elder Jeffrey Holland of the Church of Jesus Christ

I believe in work
And I believe in rest
I believe that downtime
Can help us do our best

I do not care for laziness
I do believe in sleep
So happiness and sanity’s
A gift for you to keep

Don’t think that we’re invincible
Our frailties do exist
But God can lengthen limits when we
Ask him to assist

I believe that excellence’s
Preceded by mistakes
Don’t always play it safe because
Some risks are good to take

Course correction matters
And guilt can have its place
But don’t believe in self-berating
Give yourself some grace

I believe in work and to have
Goals worth working toward
Expect a lot, give all you’ve got
Then leave it to the Lord

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Peace Requires Conflict (a poem)

“I come not to bring peace, but a sword.”
-Matthew 10:34

Peace requires conflict
To freely speak dissenting
Be honest how you feel
Don’t just resort to venting

Respect is still required
When truth can start to hurt
Be tender with the other (as you’re)
Starting to assert

True peace isn’t passive
Won’t smile at a foe
It’s not just surface calmness (while the)
Violence swims below

Peace can take contending
There’ll likely be frustration
To work out the emotions
Reach differentiation

Peacemaking’s a process
A worthy kind of goal
It fosters healed relationships and
Freedom for your soul

“Conflict is the price we pay for true intimacy.”
-Dr. Les Parrot

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Always Play The Long Game (a poem)

“Endure to the end.”
-3rd Nephi 15:9

Always play the long game
Setbacks, take in stride
We’ve got a ways to go
So gear up for the ride

Don’t be foiled by failure (that’s a)
Strategy short-term
Bigger picture thinking (there are)
Lessons to be learned

On occasion, there may be a
Need for smaller wins
Take them and enjoy them (then)
Refocus once again

Always play the long game (if you)
Want to get it right
The prize you get’s commensurate
To how well you can fight

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“Listen to the Whisp’rings” (A Poem)

“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.”
-Frank Capra

Listen to the whisp’rings that your
Heart keeps telling you
Divine ideas and messages just
Desperate to get through

The soft, clear inspirations start to
Make your heart their home
The first seeds of a venture or the
Fledglings of a poem

Write them down, explore them, give them
Space and time to grow
What beauty could become of them
Only angels know

Listen to the whisp’rings that your
Heart keeps telling you
Ponder, pray, and plan, then go make
Certain dreams come true

“Give expression to the noble desires that
lie within your heart.”
-Gordon B. Hinckley

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A New Creature in Christ (a poem)

“Therefore, if any [wo]man be in Christ, [s]he is a new creature.”
-2nd Corinthians 5:17

A hurting heart that’s healed
A secret unconcealed
The love of God revealed

The turning of a page
A new and better age
A soul that’s been uncaged

A new creature in Christ
The one who paid the price
The perfect sacrifice

Take away the sting
Surrender everything
The peace repentance brings

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A Hundred New Ideas (A Poem)

“I have a hundred new ideas a day,
and I know I can’t possibly execute them all.” 

-Christy Wright

Hundreds of ideas always
Swimming through my mind
Accomplish all my projects, solve the
Problems of mankind

Resources unlimited?
There’s nothing stopping me
But come back down to earth (that’s simply)
Not reality

I grieve lost opportunity (wish)
All dreams could come true
Discern my time and energy (to)
Know which to pursue

My family, home, and business (are my)
Top priorities
And then I try to tackle more

But in all the mundane and simple
Tasks and all the goals
I’ll never lose full grip on all the
Dreams inside my soul

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