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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Religious · #2239966
Inspired by Moroni 10
Moroni is speaking to me—
not to the politician on TV
caught lying under oath
or the rioter on the street
looting the local grocery,

but to me—the one reading
his book. He asks
if I will toughen under affliction,
return railing for railing,
adopt enemy tactics, tear

off with generations of dissenters
in whirlwinds of outrage. Will I
wield truth to skewer my neighbor
or to cut out the hard parts
of my own heart?

Moroni stands at the bar,
pins me with searching eyes
and leans in to urgently hiss
one last word with one last breath.
He is speaking to me.

I am listening.









Inspired by the Come, Follow Me readings for December 7-20
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