1975
    Prediction
    Footnotes
    Theme

    “Prediction,” Ensign, Dec. 1975, 65

    Prediction

    If I chose

    Not to bear this child

    That in me grows,

    Giving in

    To the well-respected

    And learned

    Philosophies of men,

    There would be

    No crash of thunder

    At my decision;

    No lightning burst

    Or loud, condemning voice

    From heaven,

    Only bitter knowledge

    Forever after

    And the quiet, pleased sound

    Of Satan’s laughter.