Scarcely had the blood and bones of Sidon washed away
When the Nephites left their duties and rose up to play.
The orphans and the widows, the fields of grain laid waste,
Were but a temporary check upon their wicked haste.
For soon their fine twined linens and their showy wealth
Sickened and immobilized their religious health.
Those who bore the brunt of war and did not soon regain
Their lands and gold were treated like an undesirable stain.
Inequality directly caused the Church to lead
Others from one folly to another without heed.
So Alma left the judgment seat to see could he repair
With testimony pure and sweet the cancerous despair.