Artwork by Breana Conover

That Day

I look to Christ I see the way,
I feel the answer you found that day.
My eyes behold the Father and Son,
I see the work which Christ has done.

I turn the pages you brought forth,
I look to Jesus and feel my worth.
God's truth restored, I see through thee,
I read the pages you've given me.

Thy path as mine, I follow and grow,
I look to Christ and come to know.
Loves infinite beauty, a holier way,
I see the answer you found that day.

I carry the name of Jesus Christ,
I know the miracle of his sacrifice.
I behold with reverence the gift of love,
I look and see God above.

Though hell combines and trials come,
I see the miracle of God's Son.
I look to you and feel once more,
I can rise by grace! I must endure!

I turn the pages of holy writ,
And know that I must never quit.
Integrity shining, I see my way,
I feel the answer you found that day.

I walk in temples, I stand with power,
I feel God's strength through every hour.
O great prophet have I told thee,
Thy prayer has brought God's light to me.

Thank you for a life consecrated and pure,
I look to you as I endure.
I see my Savior and my Father with love,
I know the truths of God above!

Today with reverence I kneel and say,
I cherish the beauty you found that day!

Written by Mickey

Artwork by Micah Conover

The Restoration

The grove alight with glory, even the Father and Son,
Joseph’s prayer was answered, a miracle begun.

Angels all around him, as Jesus declared the way,
Joseph’s prayer was answered on that beautiful spring day.

And the boy grew in wisdom and in favor with the Lord,
Angels taught and prepared him to bring forth God’s holy word.

Years of preparation until at last the gold plates were given,
Joseph was called to be a Seer endowed with power from heaven.

Days of revelation once more upon the earth,
The prophet was doing a work of great eternal worth!

The forest was lit once more as John bestowed God’s priesthood power,
Joseph and Oliver were baptized in that selfsame hour.

The keys of Christ returning through his prophets of old,
God was beginning once more to gather in his fold!

Peter James and John returned to confer the higher Priesthood power,
God's work was being brought to earth in that beautiful hour.

The righteous sons in Israel were able to administer with care,
Their hands bestowing the blessing that Christ desired to share!

The saints with love built a temple for their beloved King,
Through sacrifice and work, a house glory they did bring.

A pillar of fire came down from heaven, a rushing wind to fill the air,
The saints listened with reverence to Josephs sacred prayer.

Then a shout of hosanna from saints and angels above,
The hearts of all were filled with peace as they felt their Father's love!

O what joy then did follow, for Christ appeared in glory and might,
Accepting their offering divine, it was a beautiful sacred sight!

In the temple of our holy Father, Moses, Elias and Elijah did return,
Bestowing the keys of the kingdom that we might grow and learn.

A house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of glory,
Families bound by God’s power this is Christ’s story.

The work and glory of God through Christ is given,
We rejoice as we behold the blessings sent from heaven!

We continue in holiness in the work of our Lord,
We hold and guard with joy his power and word!

A marvelous work and wonder is here among men,
We have the truth of our Heavenly Father’s great eternal plan!

Written by Mickey

Artwork by Greg Olsen

He Came Among Us

He came among us our King of Light,
He brought healing to those humble and contrite.
He opened men's eyes and revealed the way,
He walked among us! O glorious day!

He dispelled all darkness with truth and grace,
He went to Gethsemane to ensure our place.
He descended below all and overcame,
We speak with reverence his holy name.

O Jesus of Nazareth, O King divine,
Our Light and hope, through thee we shine!
How great and glorious it is to see,
You came among us and made us free!

Written by Mickey

"For behold, the time cometh, and is not far distant, that with power, the Lord Omnipotent who reigneth, who was, and is from all eternity to all eternity, shall come down from heaven among the children of men, and shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay, and shall go forth amongst men, working mighty miracles, such as healing the sick, raising the dead, causing the lame to walk, the blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and curing all manner of diseases." Mosiah 3:5

Artwork by Yongsung Kim

Holy One

Not to be ministered to, but to minister to all,
Not to live for yourself, but to save us from our fall.
Not as other men, for you are the Holy One,
Not a fallen mortal but God’s only begotten Son
Not in need of forgiveness, you were perfect and free,
Not bound by death, you gave your life to ransom me.
You are my light, my life, my only way,
I celebrate my beloved King this sacred day!
How great is the beauty of the song I hear,
God has overcome hell, men needn’t fear.
Sins stain can be cleansed, our raiment made white,
We can return to heaven if we follow God’s light!
The wounded soul can find relief through grace,
Every child can be healed and take their place.
Hosanna, Hosanna, victory is won!
With love and joy, I praise God’s Son!

Written by Mickey

"For I went about with the sons of Mosiah, seeking to destroy the church of God; but behold, God sent his holy angel to stop us by the way. And behold, he spake unto us, as it were the voice of thunder, and the whole earth did atremble beneath our feet; and we all fell to the earth, for the fear of the Lord came upon us. But behold, the voice said unto me: Arise. And I arose and stood up, and beheld the angel. And he said unto me: If thou wilt of thyself be destroyed, seek no more to destroy the church of God. And it came to pass that I fell to the earth; and it was for the space of three days and three nights that I could not open my mouth, neither had I the use of my limbs. And the angel spake more things unto me, which were heard by my brethren, but I did not hear them; for when I heard the words—If thou wilt be destroyed of thyself, seek no more to destroy the church of God—I was struck with such great fear and amazement lest perhaps I should be destroyed, that I fell to the earth and I did hear no more. But I was racked with eternal torment, for my soul was harrowed up to the greatest degree and racked with all my sins. Yea, I did remember all my sins and iniquities, for which I was tormented with the pains of hell; yea, I saw that I had rebelled against my God, and that I had not kept his holy commandments. Yea, and I had murdered many of his children, or rather led them away unto destruction; yea, and in fine so great had been my iniquities, that the very thought of coming into the presence of my God did rack my soul with inexpressible horror. Oh, thought I, that I could be banished and become extinct both soul and body, that I might not be brought to stand in the presence of my God, to be judged of my deeds. And now, for three days and for three nights was I racked, even with the pains of a damned soul. And it came to pass that as I was thus racked with torment, while I was harrowed up by the memory of my many sins, behold, I remembered also to have heard my father prophesy unto the people concerning the coming of one Jesus Christ, a Son of God, to atone for the sins of the world. Now, as my mind caught hold upon this thought, I cried within my heart: O Jesus, thou Son of God, have mercy on me, who am bin the gall of bitterness, and am encircled about by the everlasting chains of death. And now, behold, when I thought this, I could remember my pains no more; yea, I was harrowed up by the memory of my sins no more. And oh, what joy, and what marvelous light I did behold; yea, my soul was filled with joy as exceeding as was my pain Yea, I say unto you, my son, that there could be nothing so exquisite and so bitter as were my pains. Yea, and again I say unto you, my son, that on the other hand, there can be nothing so exquisite and sweet as was my joy. Yea, methought I saw, even as our father Lehi saw, God sitting upon his throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels, in the attitude of singing and praising their God; yea, and my soul did long to be there. But behold, my limbs did receive their strength again, and I stood upon my feet, and did manifest unto the people that I had been born of God. Yea, and from that time even until now, I have labored without ceasing, that I might bring souls unto repentance; that I might bring them to taste of the exceeding joy of which I did taste; that they might also be born of God, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. Yea, and now behold, O my son, the Lord doth give me exceedingly great joy in the fruit of my labors; For because of the word which he has imparted unto me, behold, many have been born of God, and have tasted as I have tasted, and have seen eye to eye as I have seen; therefore they do know of these things of which I have spoken, as I do know; and the knowledge which I have is of God." Alma 36:6-26

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Choice Seer chosen by the Father,
You were born to restore his word,
Holy prophet called and chosen,
To honor thy dear Lord.

Darkness and gloom were dispelled,
God's holy priesthood given,
A fullness of his knowledge sent,
As you communed with heaven.

Temples raised in glory,
God's covenants made on earth,
Joseph you were called and chosen,
To do a work of great worth!

Men's eyes to see God's kingdom,
His children seeking a holier way,
Choice seer of the restoration,
We rejoice in thee today!

Our banner for Christ is raised,
Come follow and obey!
Come join the ranks of Zion!
Come walk with God today!

The work of Israel will go on,
God's power will prevail,
His covenant people will triumph,
Against the powers of hell!

Great prophet called and chosen,
We stand forever with thee,
We rejoice in Jesus Christ!
Through him we are made free!

His power and glory are over all,
His greatness hath no end,
We pray to be even as thee,
God's true disciple and friend!

Hosanna, Hosanna to our dear King!
We rejoice this holy day,
We consecrate our life's to thee,
We will follow and obey!

Written by Mickey

Artwork by Yongsung Kim

I See Beyond This Moment

I see beyond this moment, I see you there,
I watch as you record God's words with care.

Yours days consecrated you send Gods light to me,
You engrave your witness that together we may see.

I'm persuaded, I'm changed, I've come to understand,
I see the truth of Jesus Christ written by thy hand.

O friend, O prophet dear, you've changed eternity,
God's purpose is accomplished for I am free.

For I see beyond this moment, I see a sacred tree,
You stand with the Lord and I with thee.

My eyes behold God's love, his Son sent from heaven,
This record is a precious gift lovingly given.

For I see beyond this moment into a night like no other,
I see God's holy Son held by his earthly mother.

All eternity, all joy, all liberty living in one,
I rejoice as I behold with thee God's eternal Son!

I see beyond this moment the past in vision,
I watch as Jesus is baptized and hear my Father speak from heaven.

The gate and path so precious shall have a price,
My Fathers work and glory require a holy sacrifice.

You write and I behold the Son of God go forth,
I see beyond this moment and learn of each child's worth.

Multitudes of sick are healed and made new,
I draw closer to my Savior as I see him through you.

I read and look with you into Gethsemane,
Reverently I understand what it is to be free.

His pure soul carries a weight beyond compare,
To know us, to heal us, to succor us with care.

The chains of hell broken as his heart is torn in two,
Freedom was won as Christ atoned to make us new.

I see my Savior triumph and I believe in the way,
I look with you as I study here today.

I see beyond this moment the hill of Calvary,
I watch my Lord carry the cross and weep for what must be.

Cruelly they crucify God's perfect holy Son,
He offers himself freely and victory is won!

For I see past the darkness as you write,
I see him rise in majesty! I see God's eternal light!

I see him minister in America, I see and know,
That through his grace we can repent and grow.

I behold by thy word, the tree, the rod, the way,
I see even as you, as I study all you say.

The love of God made manifest in the gift of his Son,
I look with thee and rejoice in all that Christ has won.

The pride and wisdom of the enemy as a building raised high,
I see with you the subtly that leads men to die.

You as a holy prophet have brought the iron rod to me,
You write and I learn all that I must be.

Thank you Nephi, thank you Joseph, thank you for guiding me,
Thank you Jesus, I am eternally indebted to thee!

Thank you for the sacrifice that washes my filth away,
O King of Kings and Lord of Lords I praise thy name this day!

Thy wisdom is before me and I rejoice in thee,
O Lord I thank you for giving thy words to me!

For I see beyond this moment as you descend in power and might,
I see that I must repent and follow thy pure light.

For none will bear thy holiness, save they are cleansed every wit,
O God I see the future may I never forget.

May I ever see beyond this moment into eternity,
May thy words recorded by thy holy prophets ever live in me.

May I be your child with a heart faithful and true,
O God I pray I will always search and behold you!

Written by Mickey

My poem was inspired by this beautiful chapter of scripture written by Nephi and translated by Joseph Smith!

1 Nephi Chapter 11

Nephi sees the Spirit of the Lord and is shown in vision the tree of life—He sees the mother of the Son of God and learns of the condescension of God—He sees the baptism, ministry, and crucifixion of the Lamb of God—He sees also the call and ministry of the Twelve Apostles of the Lamb. About 600–592 B.C.
1 For it came to pass after I had desired to know the things that my father had seen, and believing that the Lord was able to make them known unto me, as I sat pondering in mine heart I was caught away in the Spirit of the Lord, yea, into an exceedingly high mountain, which I never had before seen, and upon which I never had before set my foot.
2 And the Spirit said unto me: Behold, what desirest thou?
3 And I said: I desire to behold the things which my father saw.
4 And the Spirit said unto me: Believest thou that thy father saw the tree of which he hath spoken?
5 And I said: Yea, thou knowest that I believe all the words of my father.
6 And when I had spoken these words, the Spirit cried with a loud voice, saying: Hosanna to the Lord, the most high God; for he is God over all the earth, yea, even above all. And blessed art thou, Nephi, because thou believest in the Son of the most high God; wherefore, thou shalt behold the things which thou hast desired.
7 And behold this thing shall be given unto thee for a asign, that after thou hast beheld the tree which bore the fruit which thy father tasted, thou shalt also behold a man descending out of heaven, and him shall ye witness; and after ye have witnessed him ye shall bear record that it is the Son of God.
8 And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me: Look! And I looked and beheld a tree; and it was like unto the tree which my father had seen; and the beauty thereof was far beyond, yea, exceeding of all beauty; and the whiteness thereof did exceed the whiteness of the driven snow.
9 And it came to pass after I had seen the tree, I said unto the Spirit: I behold thou hast shown unto me the tree which is precious above all.
10 And he said unto me: What desirest thou?
11 And I said unto him: To know the interpretation thereof—for I spake unto him as a man speaketh; for I beheld that he was in the form of a man; yet nevertheless, I knew that it was the Spirit of the Lord; and he spake unto me as a man speaketh with another.
12 And it came to pass that he said unto me: Look! And I looked as if to look upon him, and I saw him not; for he had gone from before my presence.
13 And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the great city of Jerusalem, and also other cities. And I beheld the city of Nazareth; and in the city of Nazareth I beheld a virgin, and she was exceedingly fair and white.
14 And it came to pass that I saw the heavens open; and an angel came down and stood before me; and he said unto me: Nephi, what beholdest thou?
15 And I said unto him: A virgin, most beautiful and fair above all other virgins.
16 And he said unto me: Knowest thou the condescension of God?
17 And I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.
18 And he said unto me: Behold, the virgin whom thou seest is the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.
19 And it came to pass that I beheld that she was carried away in the Spirit; and after she had been carried away in the Spirit for the space of a time the angel spake unto me, saying: Look!
20 And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms.
21 And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father! Knowest thou the meaning of the tree which thy father saw?
22 And I answered him, saying: Yea, it is the love of God, which sheddeth itself abroad in the hearts of the children of men; wherefore, it is the most desirable above all things.
23 And he spake unto me, saying: Yea, and the most joyous to the soul.
24 And after he had said these words, he said unto me: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Son of God going forth among the children of men; and I saw many fall down at his feet and worship him.
25 And it came to pass that I beheld that the rod of iron, which my father had seen, was the word of God, which led to the fountain of living waters, or to the tree of life; which waters are a representation of the love of God; and I also beheld that the tree of life was a representation of the love of God.
26 And the angel said unto me again: Look and behold the condescension of God!
27 And I looked and beheld the Redeemer of the world, of whom my father had spoken; and I also beheld the prophet who should prepare the way before him. And the Lamb of God went forth and was baptized of him; and after he was baptized, I beheld the heavens open, and the Holy Ghost come down out of heaven and abide upon him in the form of a dove.
28 And I beheld that he went forth ministering unto the people, in power and great glory; and the multitudes were gathered together to hear him; and I beheld that they cast him out from among them.
29 And I also beheld twelve others following him. And it came to pass that they were carried away in the Spirit from before my face, and I saw them not.
30 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the heavens open again, and I saw angels descending upon the children of men; and they did minister unto them.
31 And he spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Lamb of God going forth among the children of men. And I beheld multitudes of people who were sick, and who were afflicted with all manner of diseases, and with devils and unclean spirits; and the angel spake and showed all these things unto me. And they were healed by the power of the Lamb of God; and the devils and the unclean spirits were cast out.
32 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again, saying: Look! And I looked and beheld the Lamb of God, that he was taken by the people; yea, the Son of the everlasting God was judged of the world; and I saw and bear record.
33 And I, Nephi, saw that he was lifted up upon the cross and slain for the sins of the world.
34 And after he was slain I saw the multitudes of the earth, that they were gathered together to fight against the apostles of the Lamb; for thus were the twelve called by the angel of the Lord.
35 And the multitude of the earth was gathered together; and I beheld that they were in a large and spacious abuilding, like unto the building which my father saw. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Behold the world and the wisdom thereof; yea, behold the house of Israel hath gathered together to fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
36 And it came to pass that I saw and bear record, that the great and spacious building was the pride of the world; and it fell, and the fall thereof was exceedingly great. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Thus shall be the destruction of all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, that shall fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

“They that are wise and have received the truth, and have taken the Holy Spirit for their guide, and have not been deceived—verily I say unto you, they shall not be hewn down and cast into the fire, but shall abide the day. And the earth shall be given unto them for an inheritance; and they shall multiply and wax strong, and their children shall grow up without sin unto salvation. For the Lord shall be in their midst, and his glory shall be upon them, and he will be their king and their lawgiver” Doctrine and Covenants 45:57–59

O Lord

I've come so far my Lord, I've come so far by grace,
Through thy mercy and merits, dear Lord I see my place.

I've got so far to go Lord, I pray you'll make a way,
I know that I can overcome if you're with me every day .

O lord of my salvation please pour your spirit upon me,
O Lord I pray that you will help me see.

For I've got so far to go Lord, through every storm and test,
O Lord grant me your power, I pray that all be blest.

Forgive me Lord I pray for my weakness and sin,
I humbly ask for life through thee, that at last I may win.

O Lord please heal me of the wounds I bear,
I pray I will be restored to life that with you I may share.

O lord of my salvation please speak for me this day,
My life you have won, O Lord please let me stay.

O Lord my broken heart and will I give to thee,
I pray that thy fountain of life will rise up in me.

O Lord, my dear Redeemer you are my life and way,
O Lord please grant me pardon, O Lord please let me stay.

Written by Mickey for my Heavenly King

"And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this strait and narrow path, I would ask if all is done? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith in him, relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save." 2 Nephi 31:19

Artwork by Greg Olsen

If I Won’t

If I won't honor the truth, then it shall not be mine,
If I refuse holy light, then I will not shine.

If I forsake God's commandments and walk my own way,
I will be less than I should be every day.

If my neighbors troubles are not my own,
If selfishness consumes me, I shall be overthrown.

If I let lies and pride define what I give,
If I want to die, I cannot think to live.

If my covenants are discarded and I walk away,
When He returns in glory I cannot think to stay.

If the gift of repentance is refused with pride,
The Justice of God shall not be denied.

If I make a mock of the Redeemer of mankind,
A prison of my making will be what I find.

If I love darkness then I shall know misery,
If I won't follow Christ there is no life in me.

If this world is enough and I won't seek another,
Then I will not stand again with my Heavenly Father.

Written by Mickey

2 Nephi 9:23-46

23 And he commandeth all men that they must repent, and be baptized in his name, having perfect faith in the Holy One of Israel, or they cannot be saved in the kingdom of God.
24 And if they will not repent and believe in his name, and be baptized in his name, and endure to the end, they must be damned; for the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has spoken it.
25 Wherefore, he has given a ; and where there is no law given there is no punishment; and where there is no punishment there is no condemnation; and where there is no condemnation the mercies of the Holy One of Israel have claim upon them, because of the atonement; for they are delivered by the power of him.
26 For the atonement satisfieth the demands of his justice upon all those who have not the law given to them, that they are delivered from that awful monster, death and hell, and the devil, and the lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless torment; and they are restored to that God who gave them breath, which is the Holy One of Israel.
27 But wo unto him that has the law given, yea, that has all the commandments of God, like unto us, and that transgresseth them, and that wasteth the days of his probation, for awful is his state!
28 O that cunning plan of the evil one! O the vainness, and the frailties, and the foolishness of men! When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves, wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not. And they shall perish.
29 But to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God.
30 But wo unto the rich, who are rich as to the things of the world. For because they are rich they despise the poor, and they persecute the meek, and their hearts are upon their treasures; wherefore, their treasure is their god. And behold, their treasure shall perish with them also.
31 And wo unto the deaf that will not hear; for they shall perish.
32 Wo unto the blind that will not see; for they shall perish also.
33 Wo unto the uncircumcised of heart, for a knowledge of their iniquities shall smite them at the last day.
34 Wo unto the liar, for he shall be thrust down to hell.
35 Wo unto the murderer who deliberately killeth, for he shall die.
36 Wo unto them who commit whoredoms, for they shall be thrust down to hell.
37 Yea, wo unto those that worship idols, for the devil of all devils delighteth in them.
38 And, in fine, wo unto all those who die in their sins; for they shall return to God, and behold his face, and remain in their sins.
39 O, my beloved brethren, remember the awfulness in transgressing against that Holy God, and also the awfulness of yielding to the enticings of that cunning one. Remember, to be carnally-minded is death, and to be spiritually-minded is life eternal.
40 O, my beloved brethren, give ear to my words. Remember the greatness of the Holy One of Israel. Do not say that I have spoken hard things against you; for if ye do, ye will revile against the truth; for I have spoken the words of your Maker. I know that the words of truth are chard against all uncleanness; but the righteous fear them not, for they love the truth and are not shaken.
41 O then, my beloved brethren, come unto the Lord, the Holy One. Remember that his paths are righteous. Behold, the way for man is narrow, but it lieth in a straight course before him, and the keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel; and he employeth no servant there; and there is none other way save it be by the gate; for he cannot be deceived, for the Lord God is his name.
42 And whoso knocketh, to him will he open; and the wise, and the learned, and they that are rich, who are puffed up because of their learning, and their wisdom, and their riches—yea, they are they whom he despiseth; and save they shall cast these things away, and consider themselves fools before God, and come down in the depths of humility, he will not open unto them.
43 But the things of the wise and the prudent shall be hid from them forever—yea, that happiness which is prepared for the saints.
44 O, my beloved brethren, remember my words. Behold, I take off my garments, and I shake them before you; I pray the God of my salvation that he view me with his all-searching eye; wherefore, ye shall know at the last day, when all men shall be judged of their works, that the God of Israel did witness that I shook your iniquities from my soul, and that I stand with brightness before him, and am rid of your blood.
45 O, my beloved brethren, turn away from your sins; shake off the chains of him that would bind you fast; come unto that God who is the brock of your salvation.
46 Prepare your souls for that glorious day when justice shall be administered unto the righteous, even the day of judgment, that ye may not shrink with awful fear; that ye may not remember your awful guilt in perfectness, and be constrained to exclaim: Holy, holy are thy judgments, O Lord God Almighty—but I know my guilt; I transgressed thy law, and my transgressions are mine; and the devil hath obtained me, that I am a prey to his awful misery.

Bob and Sue

A very hungry caterpillar once crawled and didn't eat,
She moved over leaves not thinking them a treat.

She was skinny, O so skinny and didn't think to grow,
Until one day a stranger taught her what she didn't know.

His name was Bob the caterpillar and he was kind of funny,
He wiggled his antenna and said, how do you do honey?"

My name isn't honey it's Sue,
Nodding she smiled and said, how do you do?

Bob pointed at a leaf and said, you really ought to eat,
If you want to be happy you must enjoy a treat!

A treat she said in question, yes you chew it up like this,
As you eat you grow and grow, it's absolute bliss!

Demonstrating with energy she simply didn't feel,
Bob gobbled up three leaves with enthusiasm and zeal!

O she said is that what I should do?
I guess if I eat more I'll become fat like you.

Bob smiled with joy, yes that will happen for sure,
As you feast you will grow into something more.

Really she questioned while quirking her brow,
Yes just try it, I've show you how!

Nibbling she tasted the leaf, it was sweet and yummy,
She loved the way the leaf felt in her tummy.

Day after day they crawled and partook,
Gaining a full figured satisfied look.

Basking together they lay in the sun,
She smiled at Bob and said, this has been fun!

He looked into her dazzling blue eyes,
Then he sighed as he looked up toward the skies.

See he said watch as they go,
This is why we eat, and why we grow.

A colorful creature flew past her in majesty,
She was amazed as she admired its grace and beauty.

Really how so, she said with a smile,
How can I transform my own wingless style?

It easy and this change will happen soon,
You and I will each make a cocoon.

I've seen it happen many times before,
You curl up inside and come out as more.

Wings of color you'll sore so high,
Not stuck here below but able to fly!

Sue felt nervous and unsure of the change,
Really she said, this all seems so strange.

Turning toward her he pointed high,
You can't stay as you are, if you want to fly.

Sue watched a butterfly fluttering past,
I guess what we've had wasn't meant to last.

Nope Bob said, it is meant to get sweeter,
That's why I taught you to be a really good eater.

You and I Sue we are gonna continue,
Don't doubt this change, you've got a butterfly in you.

Smiling she felt all warm and happy,
Bob your sure are sweet and a little bit sappy.

I believe you and I'm going to try,
I'm sure I got fat so I could fly!

Night came and they fell asleep side by side,
Bob said being your friend has been a really fun ride!

The next day Sue found Bob had made a cocoon.
She sat forlorn until about noon.

Then she felt a deep desire to try,
I'm gonna do it, I was born to fly!

So she nestled in and began to change,
In just two weeks she was all rearranged.

She came out of her shelter alive and new,
She felt wings and smiled, what Bob said is true!

Well hello, it's about time you appear,
I was getting a little lonely waiting up here.

Smiling with joy Sue swirled through the air,
Bob joined her and they went on to share.

Drinking in nectar and feeling so happy,
They were best friends forever, both loving and sappy!

Written by Mickey

Let it Grow

Anything times zero is zero, what does this mean?
It's one truth among all, we are each a queen.
No fear in a multitude for one truth is given,
We are all God's beloved children from heaven.

Look not at the vastness but see your hero,
He suffered and died to restore every zero.
Be not carnal nor fearful but a child of light,
Know that your irreplaceable, then do what is right.

Step forward with courage, go on by grace,
Remembering that God has prepared every place.
His infinite love is the total sum we must know,
So put no limits on love, just let it grow!

Written by Mickey

Home to Heaven

Comparison is the thief of joy, it diminishes what you are given,
It hides God's perfect love and distorts our view of heaven.

Was Job less loved than Enoch? Did they both not have to try?
We're not both tested and aided as they journeyed toward the sky?

Was Hagar forgotten? Was Sarah worth more than her?
No, God loved them both perfectly and helped each endure.

Are those displaced and hungry less cherished than you and I?
No it isn't so we cannot believe this lie.

We came to be tested and proven, some to suffer less and more,
The peace of our equality is our foundation strong and sure.

God will bring the faithful to heaven, he wants to make us new,
Mansions await every child who is devoted and true.

Every ache and depravation is known and held by one,
When you see life's great variance look again at God's Son.

Every life is his, ever pain he bore,
By his grace we are strengthened as we endure.

May our hearts with love and gratitude see our only way,
May we kneel in reverence and thank God this day.

For Christ has won the victory, eternal life can be given,
We all can repent and return to our home in heaven.

With our eyes upon our perfect King may we not compare but see,
God suffered for all that each child could become free!

Let our song of adoration and gratitude ascend,
To our Savior and Advocate, our Redeemer and friend!

For we see the great city Zion, we stand by his power and might,
We behold through his atoning blood our garments pure and white.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah to God our Heavenly King!
In you we have life, we rejoice in all you bring!

Our song is thy triumph, our victory through you given!
You alone have ransomed us and brought us home to heaven!

Eternally dear Lord of all, we shall worship and honor thee,
With hand on heart and reverence we sing on bended knee!

The Lord hath brought again Zion, the Lord hath redeemed us all,
He hath raised his covenant children and saved us from our fall.

The Lord hath redeemed his people, And Satan is bound.
Let the air be filled with our joyous grateful sound!

The Lord hath gathered all things in one, this day the earth is new,
The Lord hath brought down Zion and redeemed the just and true.

The heavens smile upon us, the earth in tranquil bliss,
None shall hurt or offend, no soul shall feel distress.

We are clothed with the glory of our God, the Saints, the sky, the earth,
For God stands in our midst, he hath brought our rebirth.

Glory, honor, power, and might, be ascribed to our dear God,
We see the tree of life, we see the iron rod!

Thou art full of mercy, justice and grace,
For thou hath raised us up to thy Holy place.

Poem written by Mickey

Inspiration for this poem was found in Doctrine and Covenants section 84. I rewrote the new song of the redemption of Zion in poetry form. [found in verses 103–100)

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/84?lang=eng

Not My Own

Not to say but to do, my life is for you,
Not to have but to give, my love shown as I live.
Not to seek my own way, my heart humble each day.
Not to faint or give in, my soul recoiling from sin.
Not to sit idle and still, my purpose is thy will.
Not to wander to and fro, my feet led as I go.
Not my own for I belong to thee, my God you are the life in me.

Written by Mickey

D&C 84:57
"And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, not only to say, but to do according to that which I have written."

Fighting For Life

Fighting an enemy who has lost everything,
We battle as he rages from banishments sting.
How then can he win when he has already lost,
His victory is our death, our joy the cost.

His days as a devil, one focus in view,
His intent is to destroy both me and you.
We cannot see him but his power is real,
He attempts to beguile us with unending zeal.

A war waged in mind and soul,
He has nothing else to do, our death is his goal.
How then should we act amid a war so intense?
We must be vigilant and use common sense.

To dispel darkness you need light,
So cling to God's word and do what is right.
Pray and continue, be not casual but true,
Keep your covenants and keep God's spirit with you.

We are not here for a moment of unending fun,
We will stand accountable once this life is done.
Then we will know peace or shame,
The Justice of God or his merciful claim.

We will receive according to our own desire,
Our life bringing us low or raising us higher.
The name of Christ in us or its absence will show,
The Master we love and know.

So it is we go on every day,
Either walking with God or our own way.
The power is in us to repent and turn,
To be meek and begin to truly learn.

This moment here below holds eternity,
What we chose will define all we will be.
Be not deceived you were born to be tried and proven,
So shake yourself and turn your heart toward heaven.

With outstretched arms God calls your name,
Answer him now and accept his claim.
For surely he will return as a thief in the night,
In that moment will you be standing in darkness or light?

No time to change then, your character will be revealed,
Your destiny will be eternally sealed.
A crown of glory shining by grace,
Or the shadow of hell cast on your face.

Regret is indeed living to know,
You chose to let true happiness go.
It is suffering for your sins even as your Lord,
It's the agony of discarding his holy word.

Truly we will live by his law or suffer in pain,
We will repent and be healed or carry our stain.
Be not idle or deceived for this war rages on,
If you think you’re not in it you are wrong.

Sin brings happiness, this is the enemies lie,
To love this fallen world and sin is to surrender and die.
So awake, awake and repent for God is merciful and kind,
Begin to bring forth the fruit of a yielded heart and mind.

Let the light of salvation even Christ help you grow,
That victory through his grace may be the joy you know!

Written by Mickey


"Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. Ephesians 6:1-18

My Parents

My parents so kind and dear watch me from above,
They have given me a miracle their Son of perfect love.

My parents have given me the Holy Ghost that I may be led,
My parents have given me prophets and I am blessed by all they've said.

My parents have given me the gospel of my beloved King,
My parents have given me covenants and the joy they bring.

My parents have granted pardon for my failing and sin,
My parents have answered my prayers and encouraged me to win!

My parents have given me friends who bring love and light,
My parents have given me scriptures to open my sight.

My parents have given me the earth which holds enough and more,
My parents have made a path toward the shore.

My parents grant miracles day after day,
My parents and my Savior are my life and way.

My parents are pure and perfect and I love them so,
Though I stumble and struggle, I will never let them go.

My parents are a gift I keep through my great King,
Our reunion is the miracle that only Christ can bring.

The greatest desire of my heart is to be their daughter faithful and true,
So today, tomorrow and forever their work is what I'll do!

My strength and victory by Christ was won,
So today I thank my parents for their beloved Son!

Written by Mickey for my Heavenly Parents and my beloved King!

Please Make A Way

I’m sorry I didn’t stay, I’m sorry for the pain I brought,
I’m sorry I didn’t fight harder for the gift I sought.
I’m sorry I let go so easily of a treasure beyond compare,
I’m sorry I caused you heartache, it was cruel and unfair.

I see your worth with new eyes, I’m humbled by my state,
I pray you will forgive me, I pray it isn’t to late.
I hope for a new beginning, I meekly pray to return,
You are my only home, it is for you I yearn.

My words are for you and heaven, my heart holds you alone,
I pray your heart will be my eternal home.
Remember not my parting but greet me with mercy I pray,
I pray that I will be forgiven and God will make a way.

Written by Mickey