“Be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”
Wise as serpents
Harmless as doves
Warriors press on
Armed with love
Do not relent when the
Persistence will win when
All’s said and done
From centers of hope
To sidewalks & laws
Shall we not go on
In such a great cause?
Frustration and heartbreak
But truth’s on our side
So we’ll be victorious in the
Battle for LIFE! 😊
“Shall we not go on in such great a cause?”
-Doctrine & Covenants 128:22
Lines aren’t always drawn clearly
What can I claim is mine to create?
Where did ideas originate?
If I learn something new, am I free to sell it?
(When someone’s been genius, hard not to be jealous)
If I lay some stake, will somebody sue?
How much do you give credit? Is it even due?
Influences are an amalgamation
Lessons, mistakes reach a culmination
But pure creativity is some kind of myth
True originality doesn’t exist!
What you deem an emergency
I may not see so urgently
So carefully, considerately
Think whether not this one’s on me
I won’t be guilt-tripped, can’t be bought
So spare excuses overwrought
May choose to help, or I may not
But if I do, I call the shot
Service never can be forced
I’ll always retain the choice
My own priorities come first and
I refuse to be coerced
The more clearly-defined I live
The more of my heart I have to give
“The most compassionate people I know also have
the most well-defined and well-respected boundaries.”