Slow Bloomer

    “Slow Bloomer,” Ensign, June 1981, 13

    Slow Bloomer

    Perhaps I’ve needed

    Extra nurture,

    More blooming time

    Than most,

    But I’ve been pruned

    And tended well

    By Him whose

    Fruit I’ll bear,

    And He understands

    My seasons

    More than I;

    I am content that

    He will harvest

    When I’m ripe.

    And when it’s time

    For gleaning,

    I’ll be grateful

    For the time

    He spent in sowing;

    The reaping

    Will be richer

    For the growing.