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I Know in Whom I’ve Trusted (a poem)

“Nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted”
– 2nd Nephi 4:19

Once you’ve left the garden
Where do you find peace?
Once the scales have fallen
Where is some relief?

Once you’ve tasted bitter fruit (how)
Do you force it down?
Once the seas grow violent
How do you not drown?

Once the wind is blowing (is your)
Candle still aflame?
Once you’ve felt the crushing guilt (how)
Do you shed the shame?

Every day’s a battle
A challenge to be tested
I don’t have all the answers but
I know in whom I’ve trusted

“Whatever the question, the answer is the gospel of Jesus Christ”
-Elder Jeffrey Holland

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Invisible Labor (a poem)

See what is invisible
Support given to you
Labor that’s unheralded (that)
Women often do

It’s not exactly glamorous
It’s hardly ever fun
Things that go unnoticed
Unless they go undone

Work that’s done in trenches
For no fanfare or show
Without it, life would fall apart
There’d be nowhere to go

Stewardship can be satisfying
Still’s a sacrifice
There’s no amount of money that could
Compensate the price

Not asking for a paycheck
Don’t want to make a scene
I just hope we can value all the
Labor that’s unseen

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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)

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Line Upon Line (A Poem)

“Line upon line, precept upon precept”
-Isaiah 28:10

Don’t water it down
Don’t sugar coat it
A heart is so tender so
Don’t overload it

Deliver in stages
Line upon line
Accepting a new truth can
Sometimes take time

An excellent question can
Cut to the heart
Cognitive dissonance is
Where it will start

God’s the convictor
We cannot change souls
All you can do is to
Act out your role

“He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.”-Proverbs 18:17

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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
WE’RE FINALLY FREE FROM TRUMP!

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Before You Ate the Fruit (a poem)

Before you ate the fruit
The world, it once seemed kind
But then the hard truth set in deep
Weighed heavy on your mind

There’s no more blissful innocence
You can’t unsee it all
Realities, brutalities
The outcome of the Fall

So hold on to the hope (that it’s a)
Temporary sting
Hold on to the peace
That only Christ can bring

And when your days are dark
Remember who’s the light
Rest easy in the Lord
Your battles, He will fight

“I am the light of the world; he that will follow me shall not walk in darkness.” (John 8:12)

“Whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world.” (Ether 12:4)

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

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Cast Out Your Net (A Poem)

“Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.” -Hebrews 10:35

Cast not out confidence
Cast out your net
A sale or success
(see) what you can get

Failure might happen (but)
Without the risk
Your net stands no yield
You’ll never see fish

And though disappointment
Can bring about shame
Mistakes give experience
It’s part of the game

Cast not out confidence
Sow in your field
In time you can harvest
Reap what you yield

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The Tools That You Taught Me (a poem)

The tools that you taught me
The things I now know
I took just a seed for my
Garden to grow

The gifts that you gave me
I use them for good
But maybe not in the same
Way that you would

Was once inexperienced
My life a rough draft
Apprentice to Master
Perfected my craft

The lessons I learned from you
Hard work and sweat
The tools that you taught me
I’ll never forget

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No Place for Boredom (A Poem)

No place for boredom
There’s topics galore
Create something valuable
(Do all your chores!)

Cheer up the lonely
Give of your heart
Call up your mother (or)
Clean out your car

The world’s at your fingertips
Touch of a screen
Research and learning
Find out what things mean

Garden, cook, write
Check off your lists
“Boredom” has no place to
Ever exist!

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Truth & Lies (a poem)

“O the cunning plan of the evil one.” -2nd Nephi 9:28 (in the Book of Mormon)

“In the absence of faith, we govern by tenderness. And tenderness leads to the gas chambers.” -Flannery O’Connor

The cleverest deception
Is truth mixed in with lies
The devil loves to dress up in
Layers of disguise

The blasphemy is twisting (what is)
Good to sound so sweet
But oh, be wise, don’t compromise (there’s)
Evil to defeat

When someone can convince you to
Believe absurdities
It’s not too long you go along
Commit atrocities

Call out dangerous doctrine
The Truth so boldly claim
Disregard the mockery (call)
Satan by his name

We need more courage, fighters (who will)
Go against the crowd
Not caring what the critics say
Who will speak the TRUTH out loud

“I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.” -Romans 1;16

“Disregard the ridicule of the ungodly” (Elder Dieter Uchtdor)

“Now is the time to be unabashedly pro-life.” -Abby Johnson

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Truth & Lies (a poem)

“O the cunning plan of the evil one.” -2nd Nephi 9:28 (in the Book of Mormon)

“In the absence of faith, we govern by tenderness. And tenderness leads to the gas chambers.” -Flannery O’Connor

The cleverest deception
Is truth mixed in with lies
The devil loves to dress up in
Layers of disguise

The blasphemy is twisting (what is)
Good to sound so sweet
But oh, be wise, don’t compromise (there’s)
Evil to defeat

When someone can convince you to
Believe absurdities
It’s not too long you go along
Commit atrocities

Call out dangerous doctrine
The Truth so boldly claim
Disregard the mockery (call)
Satan by his name

We need more courage, fighters (who will)
Go against the crowd
Not caring what the critics say
Who will speak the TRUTH out loud

“I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.” -Romans 1;16

“Disregard the ridicule of the ungodly” (Elder Dieter Uchtdor)

“Now is the time to be unabashedly pro-life.” -Abby Johnson

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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 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
Responsibilities

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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Not Every Lead Converts (A Mini Poem)

Not every effort works
Not every lead converts
But often you most learn (from)
Experiences that hurt

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When To Pitch (A Poem)

Don’t pitch too early
They’ll just run off scared (before)
Making the “ask” (you should)
Make them prepared

Follow the steps
Don’t jump around
Practicing patience is
How sales are found

Attention, then interest
Desire comes next
Go for the warm ones
To see best effects

Build your rapport
Make them your friend
Talk up the value
Then pitch at the END!

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Necessary Endings (a poem)

“Getting to the next level always requires ending something, letting go, and moving on.” -Henry Cloud (“Necessary Endings”)

Cut your losses, close up shop (when)
It’s not working, time to stop
It’s hardly fun and can be scary 
Some endings are necessary

Maintenance of vitality (through)
Closure & finality
Weed your garden to survive (makes)
What’s desired grow and thrive

Clear up space inside your head
Don’t seek life among the dead
I know it’s painful to let go
You’d be surprised how much you grow 🌸

“Why seek ye the living among the dead?”
-Luke 24:5

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A Line That Lit A Fire (Poem)

A line that lit a fire
Ideas that inspire
A one-time, offhand phrase (that others)
Might just throw away

A sentence that can spark
Major change from a remark
What may seem casual (to me’s)
Beyond invaluable

The words that spoke to me (become so)
Seared in memory
They permeate my heart
So I get up and I start

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The Truth (A Poem)

Prefer the truth hard
Don’t water it down
The filler for feelings
Can make the facts drown

Don’t swerve just to soften
I face it head on
There’s self-coping skills (if the)
Blow gets too strong

I’ll calm myself down if my
Heart’s overloaded
What I need from you is to
Not sugarcoat it

When reality’s harsh (I don’t)
Live in denial
Avoiding the problem is
Never my style

The truth may sting
Can hurt like hell
And still it’s much better than
Lies that we tell

I’ve found no fulfillment in
False fantasies
Pain can be present, but
Truth makes us free

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Stepping Stone Stranger (A Limerick Poem)

You gave me wings
The future me
Would need to get away

Taught me to fly
To say goodbye
When I no longer could stay

The sadness remains
The joy mixed with pain
My gratitude is strong

But lately it seems
We’re ripped at the seams
You sing a different song

The world has changed
Our values strained
My goal’s not one you see

Not hard to spy
Identify
The ways we disagree

I wish you well (and)
Time will tell
The way our stories end

But thanks for this
The work and bliss
I’ll always call you friend

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Check In With Clients (A Poem)

I like the sound of silence
An unresponsive client
I truly do not not mind, but still check
In from time to time

The ball is their court
You’re pretty much ignored
No need at all to bug or
Throw your shoulders in a shrug

Don’t let it go too long (though you are)
Not the one in the wrong
Communicate, reach out
When there’s ever any doubt

Fine line between persistence
And sheer, downright annoyance
Just cover your own A
So you can get your PAY! 

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I Wish I Had the Heart (A Poem)

I wish I had the heart
I want to have the time
To see to every part
Of all that’s on my mind

Of friends both past and new
Of family gone and here
Of things that I could do
The passions I hold dear

The limits of our lives
The tasks I’m caught between
Don’t mean that I don’t strive
To see to all I dream

For now, I’ll do what’s small
Keep one on eye on the prize
If I can only crawl
Some day, I’ll reach the skies

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Business is Booming (A Poem)

Business is booming
Deadlines are looming
The thrill of the sale
The fear I could fail

Trade-offs for cash
To save up that stash
A time for all things
The season it brings

An influx of leads (all came)
Crashing with speed
Workload’s increased
There’s famines and feasts

So go! Start to run.
Go get all your work done.
At the end of the day
It’s all for the pay

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Cognitive Dissonance (A Poem)

“Be as candid about your questions as you need to be;
life is full of them on one subject or another.”
-Jeffrey R. Holland

Just admit the dissonance 
Between the truth and narrative 
It’s hardly ever comfortable 
But say it, and it’s tolerable 

Some things cannot be reconciled
At least not by the earthly mind 
The answers don’t come easily
There’s still a chance to find some peace 

All the ways your heart’s involved 
All the puzzles you can’t solve 
Save questions for another day 
The soul can simply need a break 

A worldview that’s been challenged 
A hope that lies in balance 
A crisis of the faith that you
Can’t explain away 

Truth somehow will still endure
Even when you’re just not sure 
Hold fast and stand your ground of the 
Truth that you once found 

Not saying do not question
Or close your eyes to reason
No perfect, tight solution (imperfect)
Peace amidst confusion

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How To Sell (A Poem)

The sale is imperceptible
The close is undetectable
If value’s indispensable
It all will be so natural

Just lead them down the funnel
Just guide them down the channel
Avoid the use of pressure
(That helps exactly never)

Confident, assertive
Run from being coercive
Always be supportive
Discover sales converted

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Struggle In the Small Things (A Poem)

I struggle in the small things
They seem so hard for me
All the things that seem to come to
Others naturally

I’m challenged by the mundane
There’s fear, anxiety
The smallest undertaking seems a
Monumental feat

I’m overwhelmed by details
It all just gets to me
Like raising kids and just keeping
My stupid kitchen clean

I struggle in the small things
There’s not much more to say
Best I can do is keep on truckin’
Going day by day

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Selling A Service (a poem)

When selling a service,
There’s no debt to eat
When selling a service,
No inventory

When selling a service
There’s almost no risk
When selling a service
The startup is quick

When selling a service
It’s all what you do
When selling a service
The product is YOU!

I don’t hate the tangibles
They don’t come for free
But selling a service is
What works for me 🙂

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Pray For Your Business (a poem)

“Cry unto him over the crops of your fields, that ye may prosper in them.
Cry over the flocks of your fields, that they may increase.”
-Alma 34:24-25

Pray for your business
Pray for your scores
Pray for encounters to
Open up doors

Pray for your clients
Those that you serve
Pray to deliver the
Things they deserve

Pray in successes
Pray as your grow
Pray to remember from
Whom blessings flow

Pray in your failures
The lowest of lows
Pray to learn something
Then let the rest go

Pray for your business
Your work or career
Pray, get to WORK, and then
Good things appear

“The Lord would want you to be successful. He would.”
-President Gordon B. Hinckley

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The Paradox of Peace (Sidewalk Advocacy)

A paradox of peace
The method employed
The more you abide (the more)
“Business” destroyed

Assertive and confident
Not bossy, but bold
(And yes, you belong there
Despite what you’ve been told)

NEVER be violent
Always be kind
Trust precedes chances to
Change someone’s mind

The more that you’re “normal”
The more people talk
Miracles happen there
On the sidewalk 

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Steps to the Sale: Marketing 101 (A Poem)

Attention is when they know you exist
The next step is to generate interest 
Desire is wanting the thing you provide
The definitive point is when they decide 
Conversion, transaction is closing the deal
Congratulations! You just made a sale 

“Always be closing.”
-Glengarry Glen Ross

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Two Kinds of Value (a poem)

The Lord would want you to be successful.”
-President Gordon B. Hinckley 

Two kinds of value, two kinds of worth
One from the market, one before birth
One is a constant, one fluctuates
One is inherent, and one can be changed

The way that our Heavenly Parents see you
And then all the skills and the things you can do
You need to provide, should pursue a career
Gain knowledge, experience, stand out in your field.

So go make great money. Go big and go win!
But don’t ever let dirty pride sneak on in
And while your aspire and make a great name
Remember to God that we all are the same


“The worth of souls is great in the sight of God.”
-Doctrine & Covenants 18:10

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Don’t Eat the Fruit (a poem)

“When reminded about the premortal shouting for joy,
in some moments, we wonder what all the shouting was about.”
-Neal A. Maxwell 


Don’t eat the fruit 
Ignore the damn snake
The joys you experience 
Won’t outweigh the pain

Keep yourself safe
Avoid bitter cups
Maybe it’s worth the
Things you’ll give up

You can’t stop the train
So don’t even board
You don’t have a clue of the
Wreckage in store
..
Sure thought I could handle it, thought I was strong
But lately it seems I could not be more wrong.

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Ball’s In Their Court (a poem)

I like when clients don’t respond
I get a little break
That thing I’ve been avoiding
(Now I’ve) Got a few more days

I like when they apologize
“So sorry for delays!”
I reassure them all is fine
Emoji smiley face

When the ball is in their court,
I like when they don’t play
If somebody’s been slacking
(It’s not) Me who’s off my game

I don’t mind when they ghost me
When it comes to pay
If money’s there in escrow
I get it either way 

🙂

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