October 1972

“Regardless,” Ensign, Oct. 1972, 37


To set an arrow upon its course

Requires something more than force;

To launch a youth along his way,

Prepared to face a fearsome day,

Will take more pull, more structuring

Than to bend a bow or stretch a string.

Although the youth may never know,

You are the string, you are the bow.

And if the flight is strong and far

And heights are reached where angels are,

Regardless of the strength you lend,

The string must stretch, the bow must bend.