Sacrament Service

    “Sacrament Service,” Ensign, Mar. 1998, 57

    Sacrament Service

    Boys walk,

    lanky in their white shirts,

    heavy with responsibility,

    proud hands too big for skinny arms.

    Babies fuss,

    squirming in the hot, still air,

    heedless of uneasy mothers

    and impatient fathers.

    Fragments of song drift,

    low and rumbly,

    warm tones

    from the other ward’s priesthood meeting.

    In this familiar rustling

    I feel peace.

    A cooling breeze

    and the scent of rain.

    Photo by Lee V. Kochenderfer