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Rated: E · Poetry · Religious · #2222523
Inspired by Mosiah 27
In wilderness and bondage,
I raised my son to serve and suffer
inequity in quiet, to pray
with silent eloquence that only God
could hear and answer.

In comfort and freedom,
he’s become what I once was—
learned and cocksure,
nimble with words, fiery
advocate for what he thinks
is common sense. He twists
religion to suit passion, lures
the simple and innocent for sport,
crushes them under an avalanche
of argument.

God revealed to me
that I must blot out the names
of those who won’t repent.

But I was saved long ago
by a sacrifice so bold
it takes my breath,
and every day I pray
that God will send my son
another Abinadi.

Inspired by the Come, Follow Me readings for May 18-24
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