By Degrees

The devil doses in small but deadly degrees.

Lehonti was a Lamanite protected on a mount,
Surrounded by defenders even more than he could count;
But Amalickiah’s message flattered him in part,
And so he left security for vanity of heart.
Yet flattery turned fatal so remember, won’t you please?
How subtly and slowly he was poisoned by degrees.

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Pioneer

God, are you there? Photo by Peter Fazekas.

A teenage boy treads alone, a road that’s dusty, dry;
The cigarette in his hand, glows against the starry sky.
And in this place his soul is stirred by heaven’s holy hand,
And he wonders if there is a God and what He might have planned.

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Live Today!

Don’t wait for tomorrow, live today! Photo by Pixabay.

There’s one thing that is consistent
And that one thing is change—
When all your dreams turn upside down
And plans all rearrange.

For babies aren’t small forever
And flowers all surely fade;
Summer gives way to winter,
For time cannot be stayed.

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