by Cheryl Merrick
You left England
searching for religious freedom.
Several sailed on the Mayflower.
Some settled in Puritan Massachusetts,
and others as Quakers in Pennsylvania.
You were one third of the signers of both
the Declaration of Independence
and the Constitution of the United States.
When the Gospel was restored
to the earth in 1830,
you were waiting,
and embraced it with joy.
You helped lead the Church,
and guide pioneers west
to settle Zion.
Generations later, I found,
and am following,