April 29, 2017

"Why the Sabbath Day"

“Why the Sabbath Day”


Posed not as a question
statement instead of fact
there is a Sabbath Day
many forget of the why
(it is the day Jesus arose)
it has since then always
the day to rest from the world
(noting ER services; police
Military; and those serving)
have to meet the needs
while all others should rest
being partakers of Sacrament
reading – time with family at home
in service to some in current need
but avoiding the worldly things
long gone is the Sabbath Day
still coming and going in turn
as if no Commandment exists
sporting events – movies – bars
going to the stores as always
thus posed not as a question
this statement of truthfulness
Sabbath Day to be kept holy
untainted by the worldly
for it is the Savior’s Day!

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April 28, 2017


Dancing  as if a stranger
looking through dark glass
seeing confusion ignited
people voting for one thing
politicians ignoring selfish
padding their pockets pelf
paying tribute to soros
other gods acknowledged
getting grand fees of thanks
giving absolutely nothing
for the people or nation
bewildered msm supports
deeming anything good bad
constrictions of freedom
as if a stranger watching
this nation I love so much
dancing in  self-destruction!
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April 27, 2017

"Almost When"

Acts 26:28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

“Almost When”


Almost have said kings
would guess also queens
great men and women
all walks of life turning
hearing what they want
then saying ‘almost’ but not
wondering how many today
answering the same hearing
truthful words soft warming
memories of the home left
then worried about peers
thinking of sacrifices to make
struggling which path to take
hearing the crowd’s leers
staring across the cleft
ignoring the warning
his peers thus fearing
unable Zion’s path stay
wondering of a past forgot
souls and feelings gaunt
into the fiery flames burning
all walks of life’s listen
 hiding behind dark screens
almost when as truth brings!

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April 26, 2017

"Either - Or"

“Either – Or”


Choices made or not made
Still a choice has been made;

One who says no or maybe
The decision is a no not maybe;

Going to the west or the east
North south seeking the beast;

Varmints in the woods hiding
While robbers found riding;

Indecent profanity spoken oft
Where decency many scoff;

Either – or some want both
Vindictive full of sloth!

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April 25, 2017

"Eating of the Dust"

“Eating of the Dust”


Crawling in the desert
hot and cold nights/days
thoughts wondering
pondering the nights
chilling to the bones
sweating away in day
seeking the water holes
seeking living water
needful for moisture
eating of the dust
time strained pure
seeking living water
crawling in the desert!

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April 24, 2017




How often my mind weeping
tears seemingly slow seeping;

Calling to family friends oft
begging them to look aloft
hearing the whispers soft
carried within by the waft;

How much now to be lost
terrible now to be cost
family/friends so tossed
unable traditions crossed;

Here the Gospel to know
eternal families to grow
Father’s Plan to show
Again my tears to flow;

Please try to see the view
accepted only by the few
words in the sands drew
scriptures written true;

Journey’s seemingly in vain
unable to share in this bane
this pinnacle and this quoin
weeping my tears as rain;

Tears seemingly slow seeping
how often my mind weeping!

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April 23, 2017

"Writing on the Wall"

“Writing on the Wall”


Deaf, dumb, blind, arrogant
refusing to believe Scriptures
seeking signs and miracles
missing all that’s found
refusing to believe today
wanting only dead Prophets
wanting only man’s words
missing the writing on the wall
till too late embraced in death
spiritual death accepted
nothing into nothing taught
without body and passions
deaf, dumb, blind, arrogant!

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April 22, 2017

"A Sabbath Thought"

“A Sabbath Thought”


1 Peter 3:7 means eternal
over and over in my mind
this I know to be true always
‘…heirs together forever…’
dating my eternal bride
mentioned this over and over
man’s till death do you part
made no sense – never has
marriage is eternal – forever
and on each Sabbath Day
when partaking of Sacrament
ringing in my mind is always
a Sabbath thought eternal
thought I’d share with you !

LeGrand Richards – 1973 Conference Talk:
 (Note: please go and listen to this talk - it will explain much.)
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April 21, 2017




Apathy is so prevalent
as if a gas in the air
young people losing
finding no path to follow
except least resistance
whatever is happening
whatever they’ve to do
matters not – nothing at all
taught there is nothing
six enclosed walls
creatio ex nihilo
whatever is okay
sadly in adults too
selfishness infested
breathing in the gases
selling their lives short
so prevalent is apathy!

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April 20, 2017

"Fading Away"

“Fading Away”


Fog moving in to remove
fading away what’s seen
till nothing more is there
as if nothing every was
much like the mind denial
refusing to believe truth
fading away any substance
taking from the reality
chasing molecules mixed
just the gray massive
covering one’s view
eternity never to see
memories going blank
amid the moving fog
as if nothing is nothing!

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April 19, 2017




We’ve not much to talk about
car in the driveway and kids
neighbors who we know well
small neat homes for most
some in apartments too
a pittance compared today
wealth and power they’ve
we’ve got love and compassion
a pittance to some we know
but the world to each of us!

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Unending the love of this nation
America stood up to be counted
clean fresh air filled the nation
back room elitist’s hateful
led by the most vile types
greedy, lustful, despicable
actors/actresses ugly
wearing their make-up
thinking themselves something
interminable is their bile
nothing compared to ours
and our love of America!

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Give and take no longer
dnc lost the election
yet failing to reciprocate
failing to help the nation
failing the people of America
failing the Constitution
failing to be human beings
wanting to take all give none
greedy parasitic beguilers
passing off as Americans
and doing a very poor show!

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April 18, 2017




Seeking to destroy America
basically by any means possible
the left and those hateful minions
rioting and defacing and lying
seeking to destroy freedoms
wanting no more responsibility
wanting no more accountability
only the few to rule all the rest
striving with widdershins all ways
caring not of methods or fairness
caring not of the innocent lost
education has dumbed down
this newest generation lost
beguiled and seduced
ruined almost at birth
seeking to destroy America
feeling it’s their right to do so!

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April 17, 2017

"Whisper to Me, Father"

“Whisper to Me, Father”


Often times when very young
walking miles upon untold miles
back roads and dark at night
needing comfort calling Father
‘whisper to me, Father’ quiet
then walking further, darker
conversing with my brother
feeling more comfortable in him
not sure I was worthy of Father
thoughts flooding my mind
quietly the still small voice
comforting me always then
requiring me to have faith
then unlocking my feelings
to the promptings of Spirit
when running towards home
not here but so far away
only a distant memory then
needing Father’s reassurance
walking miles upon untold miles
often times when very young!

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