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Who am I? Only my Heavenly Father knows.

For He created my spirit, and knew of my intelligence.

What am I? Again, He alone knows, now;

But He desires that I learn of myself. This requires eternity.

I could become a unique source

Of infinite responses to truth.

Why am i? A prism needed

Through which truth may shine

In numberless hues,

That beauty and joy may be embodied.

~Margaret B. Jorgensen

(This poem was sent to us by one of our readers who found it in an old Relief Society Magazine from the 1920’s. If you have an original poem or one by another Mormon woman that you would like to share, please email it to us and we would be thrilled to post it.)


Mraynes lives in downtown Denver with her husband and four children. She spends her time lobbying at the Colorado Legislature, managing all the things and preparing Gospel Doctrine lessons.

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2 Responses

  1. Shelley says:

    I was the one who submitted this poem, and I did it during a time I was writing a paper on the Relief Society Magazine. Most of my research sessions tended to digress into just sitting in periodicals in the BYU library, turning all the pages of the RS magazine until I came across a poem. I think those are my favorite part of the RS magazine, and I wish The Ensign would bring that feature back.

  2. Caroline says:

    Shelley, thanks for sending it to Exponent. I love to see these Mormon women’s poems from the past.

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