Our Creative Friends
    Footnotes

    “Our Creative Friends,” Friend, Oct. 2010, 38–39

    Our Creative Friends

    Special Day

    Today is your special day.

    You put your white dress on.

    You feel the water go through your hair.

    And the Holy Ghost is there.

    Taysja R., age 9, Utah

    Genesis

    The first light, the first dark,

    The first hoot, the first coo,

    The first roar, the first meow,

    The beginning of beginnings,

    And the start of the world.

    Josh P., age 11, Idaho

    Prayer

    First I kneel, then I pray;

    This is what I do each day.

    I pray at meals and when in need.

    The Lord answers my prayers, indeed.

    I pray in the morning, day, and night;

    I pray for help to choose the right.

    William F., age 9, California

    Up on a Cloud

    Up on a cloud I sit in the sun,

    Dreaming a wonderful dream

    Of dancing and singing and instrument playing

    With sound so bold and supreme.

    A choir sung melodious hymns

    While smiling to the crowd.

    The conductor waved his arms in a beat

    To make a joyful sound.

    The dancers leaped and stepped with grace

    As they spun around on the floor.

    Their clothes were white and their eyes were bright

    With shining smiles galore.

    An orchestra played their instruments

    And hit each note and key.

    Their wonderful sound touched each heart

    And every spirit beautifully.

    As the days passed on more people came

    To see this wonderful sight

    Of lovely creations with beautiful flare

    And everlasting light.

    This is the greatest dream of all,

    To see hearts glow and gleam.

    Up on a cloud I sit in the sun,

    Dreaming a wonderful dream.

    Savannah M., age 11, Missouri

    Drawings

    1. Ashlee C., age 6, Arizona

    2. Adam T., age 9, Missouri

    3. Leah S., age 9, Mississippi

    4. Kess L., age 7, Utah

    5. Emily W., age 11, Florida

    6. Loren Y., age 7, Washington

    7. Ty W., age 11, South Dakota

    8. Marjorie L., age 7, Hong Kong

    9. Rachel M., age 9, Nevada

    10. Samuel M., age 7, Utah

    11. Kade C., age 7, Hawaii

    12. Kate L., age 8, Texas

    13. Naomi B., age 6, Missouri

    14. Suzie P., age 10, California