The Flame That You’re Holding (A Poem)

“Virtue turns to vice being misapplied”
-The Friar in Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet”

The flame that you’re holding
Is a power to discern
A lantern that can guide your path
A fire that can burn

The brick in your hands
Don’t use it too fast
Can build a house of worship or
Destroy a sacred glass

Salvation or seduction
A blessing to a curse
The best part of your qualities
Transform into the worst

O be wise and prudent
What more can I say?
Keep your eyes on Jesus
Don’t be led astray

“O be wise, what can I say more?”
-Jacob 12:6 (in the Book of Mormon)

Leave a comment

Filed under Original Poem

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s