Virtue Turns To Vice (Poem)

“Virtue itself turns vice, being mis-applied”
-Friar Lawrence in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’

Bridle all your passions
Temper your ambitions
Take action but use caution
Dream, but with conditions

Aim high but still stay grounded
Seek  Jesus before riches
Hustle, but don’t hurry (don’t get)
too big for your britches

Nev’r overrate your talents
Or be like Marlowe’s Faustus
Let your life slip out of balance
(Mercy never could rob justice)

Relationships can struggle
Your faith in God can suffer
You’ll pay much too high a price
When your virtues turn to vice

“Our strengths can become our downfall”
-Elder Dallin Oaks
(of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

PS: There are three (3) Book of Mormon references in this poem.
Did you find them?
: )

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