1997
A Lesson in Adversity
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“A Lesson in Adversity,” Ensign, Aug. 1997, 17

A Lesson in Adversity

Traveling by bus,

those around me slumbered,

yet sleep eluded me.

I thought how fortunate

my companions were,

oblivious to the aches and pains.

They missed the tedious hours.

They missed the pouring rain.

I envied them so—

until they missed the rainbow.