“Our Creative Friends,” Friend, July 2010, 38–39
Lehi was a prophet; he obeyed the Lord.
Nephi was one too; he obtained Laban’s sword.
Jacob was his brother; he taught what was good.
Enos was his son, and often did what he should.
Benjamin was a king—a very righteous one.
Mosiah then came next—he’s Benjamin’s son.
Abinadi preached to a very wicked king.
Alma the Elder, many people he did bring.
Alma the Younger used to be very bad.
Amulek saw people die and was quite sad.
Ammon preached to Lamanites. He converted Lamoni.
Aaron was his brother; repentance he did cry.
Helaman led the Anti-Nephi-Lehies.
Captain Moroni led many of the Nephites.
Nephi was a prophet and was not killed by fire.
Lehi taught with Nephi; he did not grow tired.
Samuel the Lamanite said Jesus would come.
Jared was righteous and left to new lands with some.
The brother of Jared saw the Lord’s finger.
Ether was good, and in the Americas he did linger.
Mormon abridged the Book of Mormon.
Moroni was the last and was Mormon’s son.
Nicholas A., age 11, Arizona
My stomach is churning
As I start turning
Toward the chapel hall.
I start to walk
Down the block.
Wow, the church is so tall!
I enter the door
And the tie that I wore
Is squeezing my neck so tight.
Babies are crying,
I think that I’m dying;
I wish I could take flight!
I enter Primary
Though I am wary.
I think I’m going through strife.
But my mind quickly changes,
My heart rearranges.
I’m having the time of my life!
Bryce B., age 11, Georgia
Stinging bees and big shady trees,
Sandboxes, scooters, and friends galore,
The big, big sun, the hose, and lots of fun.
Fresh-cut grass, barbeques;
Flip-flops are my favorite summer shoes.
All that stuff will soon be mine,
But first, I have to wait for summertime!
Kendra C., age 9, Utah