“Our Creative Friends,” Friend, Sept. 2009, 28–29
Read with my family
It teaches us from prophets long ago
Plates of gold
The prophets’ words
Understand what they say
Remind me what is right
Scriptures help me learn the gospel
Tyler R., age 8, Arizona
God never knows too much.
In fact, He knows all things.
He knows how to speak Dutch,
To the parting of the seas.
He watches all our actions
From the heavens up above,
And looks over us
With kindness and love.
So control your thoughts;
He can hear those too.
And when it comes to chore time,
Do them with a happy mood.
Ben W., age 11, California
Night, oh night, the happiest sight.
It is so dark, though you have a bright light.
And you must let it shine.
This light of mine
Is going to shine.
Set an example and you will see
You have made friends for eternity.
Kailie D., age 8, Georgia
When the sun comes out and the roosters crow,
The tiny seed is ready to grow.
A tiny stem out of the soil,
It looks like it is ready to boil.
In a pot in the yard
It grows, grows, and grows;
And when it is fully grown, you’re finished.
Braelyn H., age 9, Texas
Joseph Smith lived through trial and tribulation,
On many accounts, received revelation.
Such a good man, admired by his peers,
Each revelation, first one at 14 years.
Preaching with such honesty,
How could anyone forget thee?
Such toil and strife,
Much for him and his wife.
I remember his suffering at an early age,
Though he translated the Book of Mormon page by page.
He showed much virtue, even in a cage.
Joseph, I will remember thee,
Righteous man, like no man can be.
Jessica C., age 10, England
You go to sleep
And it comes.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
And it wakes you up.
London R., age 3, Utah