Family Unity

    “Family Unity,” Ensign, Aug. 1984, 7

    Family Unity

    Individual flowers

    In flamboyant bouquet,

    Distinctive blossoms

    Gathered to each other;

    Fragments of fragrances

    Focused to a single scent,

    Slender stems strengthened

    Into one firm stalk,

    Yet this remains a tulip

    And that a hollyhock.

    So are we

    Of variegated personality,

    My delicate tint intensified

    Against your vivid hue.

    We complement each other,

    Yet I am I

    And you still you.

    We, whose single strengths

    Are of tender fragility,

    May become a solid force

    Through family unity.

    Photography by Longin Lonczyna