Category Archives: Original Poem

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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