“To My Nearly Celestial Friend,” New Era, Sept. 1997, 51
Oh, my friend,
I have told you everything
(Except what’s most important).
I’ve shared with you my lunch, my clothes, my dreams
(But not the truth).
You know where I stand on abortion, the President,
And the kid who sits next to me in math class.
(But do you know where I stand with God?)
We’ve gone to school, movies, and the mall together
(But never to church).
We’re friends for life
(But not for eternity).
I thought our friendship too valuable
To bring in the Book of Mormon.
But now I realize
you are far too valuable