D&C 35:17 ". . . and in weakness have I blessed him."

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


"It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life's story will develop."

(Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Your Happily Ever After", Ensign, May 2010)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

For My Silent Brothers and Sisters

talking does one good
shouting is animal
how come i can't give it up
and just say everything in simple words
now i am going to write a song about the joy of speaking
a song for mute autistics to sing in institutions and madhouses
nails in forked branches are the instuments
i am singing the song from deep down in hell i am calling
out to all the silent people in this world
make this song your song
thaw out the icy walls
make sure you arent thrown out
we will be a new generation of mute people
a whole crowd of us singing new songs
songs such as speaking people have never heard
of all the poets i dont know of one who was mute 
so we will be the first
and people wont be able to shut their ears to our singing
im writing for my silent sisters
for my silent brothers
we want people to hear us and give us somewhere
we can live among you
live a life in this society

September 21, 1992