Thursday, March 26, 2015

Insights into a Hero

One of my childhood heroes was and really still is Nephi. He is the first prophet who writes in the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. I first started to like him when I found a passage where Nephi talked about his "weakness in writing" which at the time I took as Nephi having poor handwriting just like me. That simple start turned into a profound respect for the man who was Nephi.
When the idea for this poem came I thought that I would try to write a similar poem for every major person talked about in the Book of Mormon. I do not know if I will ever accomplish that, as I do not have as deep of an insight into their stories as I do Nephi's, but I know this much, this poem contains powerful insights for any person regardless of their faith, or lack thereof.

My Father's Call: Nephi's Tale

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Finding Security

There is a great power in hugs especially when it comes from one you love. This poem tries to capture part of that power.

In Your Arms

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Glimpse into Faith

There has never been a time where I do not remember having faith in God. When I was no more than five years old I would sit in the back of the tractor when my grandpa was working the fields and tell him of my desires to serve a mission for my church. What I find most interesting about that experience is that even though I do not remember it, my Grandpa did and made it a point to tell me about it, and as it turns out at the time when I was telling him of my childhood dreams he was struggling with his own faith.
I do not know if I did or did not have any effect on my Grandpa, but I do know this, my faith did not come as result of my parents beliefs, it came as a gift from God.
This poem tries to capture some of the deepest parts of my faith and distil it into words for all to taste of.

Why, God?

Monday, March 23, 2015

There is a conflict that most everyone faces

This poem in all reality is a poem written out of fun. It is written in an attempt to put into words that conflict many people face when they have something they desperately want or even need to get done, and that feeling you get as fatigue starts to creep over your mind and body.