Monthly Archives: February 2021

Trendy Narcissism (A Poem)

“The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.”
-Jeremiah 17:9

“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
-Romans 3:23

“Woe unto them who call good evil and evil good.”
-Isaiah 5:20

You cannot save yourself
Don’t act like your own god
We all fall short of glory
As humans, we’re all flawed

Don’t buy into the nonsense (that to)
Find your inner peace
There’s some caged inner goddess
Just waiting for release

Chasing your own idols
Will only let you down
Swimming in a sea of selfishness
You’ll surely drown

When narcissism’s trendy
And evil’s called as good
Ambitions can be worthy (if they)
Glorify the Lord

So when you feel the boredom or the
Aching of lament
Love and selfless sacrifice can
Cure your discontent

The heart can be deceitful
Self-worship won’t cure grief
So look instead to Jesus for
Fulfillment and relief

*Poem inspired by Allie Stuckey’s book “You’re Not Enough” (read it!) and Glennon Doyle’s book “Untamed” (not my fave)

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Leave It To The Angels (a Poem)

“It is not requisite a man should run faster than he has strength.”
-Mosiah 4:27

Leave it to the angels
The load that you can’t bear
Hand it to the heavens
All the world’s cares

There’s others who will carry
The problems that we face
Someone else can find some of the
Answers that you chase

You have a role to play in this
Always do your part
Toil and work and try
Then rest your weary heart

You’re bruised and battle worn
Exhausted from the fight
Leave it to the angels
Sleep in peace tonight

“She hath done what she could”-Mark 14:8

“I will fight your battles.”-Doctrine & Covenants 105:14

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Calm or Creative (A Poem)

Calm or Creative
They both need a turn
One’s when you relax
One’s when your mind churns

One’s full of ideas
Adventurous thrills
One’s when you slow down
You’re peaceful and still

One makes your heart race
You build and dig deep
One slows down your breath
You finally can sleep

Calm or Creative
They may feel at odds
They both have their day
They both are from God

“And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” -Mark 4:39″

Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty.” -Elder Dieter Uchtdorf

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Changing Dreams (A Poem)

All the dreams I had before (aren’t)
That appealing anymore

The things I wished for, prayed for, hoped for
Worked for every day
They seem so selfish, shallow now
Just fade into the gray

I don’t mind if the crowds and masses
Never know my name
Simplicity is beauty (there’s no)
Need to hunt down fame

And all those high achievers (brought their)
A-Game to the fight
The big names I admired aren’t so
Flawless in the light

Dreams in flux and shifting
There’s so much more than me
Ambition’s overrated
More love and family

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No Other Gods (A Poem)

“Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.”
-Exodus 20:3

Mark, you’re not my God (although I)
Give you too much time
Jack, you’re not my God
Your evil’s worse than crime

Jeff, you’re not my God
Not everything’s for sale
John, you’re not my God (but I)
Pray that you prevail!

Tony’s not my God
The standards change and shift
Tim, you’re not my God
(and your phone could use a lift)

Don, you’re not my God
You gave the Left some fears
Joe, you’re not my God (but you)
Will be in my prayers

The God I know is steady (and has more)
Power than all hell
No trust in flesh will save us
They are all lacking still

The enemy’s not hiding
Some freedoms lost and dead
And courage is required for some
Dark days up ahead

So pray and practice vigilance
Like never done before
After all the losses
We know who wins this war”

O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh.”
-2nd Nephi 4:34

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I Don’t Want An Empire (poem)

I don’t want an empire capturing eyes
I’ve built up a kingdom to my ideal size

I don’t need 10 million to be filthy rich
Enough to live comfortably scratches that itch

Not looking for more than the mind can conceive
There’s cash on the table I’m alright to leave

Not trying to achieve some impossible feat
It’s okay with me to not be some elite

I don’t want a crown or to sit on a throne
When everything’s done, all my dreams are at home

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At Least We Don’t Have Trump (a poem)

More babies will surely die
At least we don’t have Trump
Roe v. Wade they’ll codify
It’s not as bad as Trump

Fracking ban will kill some jobs
Nothing’s worse than Trump
No more rioting and mobs
After Mr. Trump

Need someone whose civilized
That sure as hell’s not Trump
Tara Rhead was full of lies?
Not sure, but I hate Trump!

Need a stronger head and mind
We didn’t have with Trump
No signs of cognitive decline
“C’mon man! Wait, who’s Trump?”

Masks just for 100 days!
Now that we’re done with Trump
Makes the virus go away
Caused by Donald Trump

CRT will be expanded
Least we don’t have Trump
School choice start to be disbanded
Meh, who cares, cuz Trump!

And hey the first woman VP!
She’s miles ahead of Trump
I’m sure she’ll bring the unity
We never had with Trump

CCP is salivating
Least we don’t have Trump
US won’t be dominating
But hey, we’re rid of Trump

Cost of gasoline will soar
At least we don’t have Trump
Women’s sports will be no more
Good riddance, Donald Trump

Now we’re in the Golden Age
Since we said no to Trump
Mean orange man has gone away
Eureka, no more Trump!

Now I want to talk to you
Who helped to dethrone Trump
A million thanks for voting blue

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