Posts Tagged ‘Dieter Uchtdorf’

Lift Where I Stand: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Iambic Poem

January 18, 2015

If I’m to lift where I stand/
How often should I reprimand/
Others for their silliness?/
The government for causing duress?/
Our kids and friends for giving us stress?

Capitalists for raising prices?
Immoral folks who are spreading vices?
Big industry for pollution?
Bankers with no economic solution?

Do we rail as some try to do good?
Could their motives be misunderstood?
We often stand and criticize,
As we look with judging eyes.

What if we focused our critical gaze
Into our own internal maze?
Wouldn’t we see so much clearer
If we looked, first and only, into the mirror?

Would we be able to do more good
If we learned to lift where we stood?
We do not stick our heads in the sand/
When we help by lifting where we stand.
For isn’t it said: There is nothing greater
than loving God by serving our neighbor?

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“Go Now” Auf Deutsch: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

October 5, 2013

“You can do it now./
It is time.” He keeps pushing*/
*mit Deutscher Akzent.

(it should be “mit Deutschem Akzent”)
OR
*He pushes me/

He Knows: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

April 6, 2013

He who I admire
Said “You might feel unnoticed./
I’m sorry.” He is.