1981
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.