… Uniquely Individual

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“… Uniquely Individual,” Ensign, Mar. 1974, inside front cover

“… Uniquely Individual”

It doesn’t surprise me

watching large flakes of snow

drift by my window,

each uniquely

undeniably its own

in featherweight and flawless form,

and leisured lift and fall

of movement.

to know

that no child

thrusts the same imprint on life,

that each one soars or drifts

at his own gait

impelled by genes

long past patterned

and set.

Nor is it a matter of wonder

that in each snowflake

is incomparable beauty

and design

and workmanship;

For in each child

I see awesome promise,

sometimes strange strengths

and always

a uniquely

individual beauty.